SPRINT kING: Charles The Great
lands the day's richest prize
Charles The Great
is by Holy Roman Emperor and Donald parted with 90,000gns for another son of the sire.
Of the four, you would have to say that Charles The Great
has too much weight for his ability, so we are down to the three.
Exceptional military prowess was a theme expected by an aristocratic audience and later, when such qualities seemed a thing of the past, Notker of St Gall, in his On Charles the Great
written about 884, turned it all into an unstoppable epic, with Charlemagne at the head of a fierce iron-clad army.
Also departing Britain is the Andrew Balding-trained Charles The Great
, who has been sold to race in Hong Kong.
15 Nottingham SP forecast 9-4 Split the useful pair of Charles The Great
and Boomerang Bob in a 5f Windsor maiden on his penultimate run and improved for a step up to 7f on his nursery debut at Glorious Goodwood 11 days ago when he was beaten only a head, but might have won had he not met trouble in running.
Boris Grigoriev, Burwaaz, Charles The Great
, Requinto and Stonefield Flyer look the most likely winners and preference is for Keith Dalgleish's colt, who bids to become the third Windsor Castle Stakes runner-up to take this.
45 Goodwood Sporting (50:30:20:10) 16-19 Requinto, 15-18 Crown Dependency, 12-15 Stonefield Flyer, 11-14 Charles The Great
, 8-11 Boris Grigoriev, 7-9 Burwaaz, 6-8 Vocational, 5-7 Miss Work Of Art, 4-6 Church Music, 3-5 Chunky Diamond, Pyman's Theory, 2-4 On The Dark Side, 1-3 Powerful Wind.
Weatherbys Super Sprint winner Charles The Great
leads the challenge to keep the prize in Britain and aims to emulate Monsieur Chevalier, who won the same Newbury race before taking this two years ago.
Super Sprint winner Charles The Great
is expected to be in action on the opening day, having been entered for the Bet365 Molecomb Stakes.
Both colts were sold by Catridge at last year's Tattersalls October sale; Saigon for 45,000gns to Blandford Bloodstock and Charles The Great
for 30,000gns to Geoffrey Howson.
With wins at 25-1 and 16-1 for Charles The Great
and Lake George, 44-year-old John McGuire walked away with pounds 2,895 more than if he had staked the same amount on the two horses in a double.