SPRINT kING: Charles The Great
lands the day's richest prize
We bought Charles The Great
to race out there and he's done well as has another we bought, Legendary Dragon.
Bloodstock agency Sackville-Donald on Thursday announced the news via Twitter, writing: "New purchase Charles The Great
off to Hong Kong, great attitude should suit Asia.
Richard Hannon, who trained both Monsieur Chevalier and last year's winner Zebedee, saddles Crown Dependency, a course winner who finished third in the Norfolk Stakes last time out, where Charles The Great
was back in tenth.
Charles The Great
finished behind some of these rivals when only tenth in the Norfolk.
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.
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.
Super Sprint winner Charles The Great
is expected to be in action on the opening day, having been entered for the Bet365 Molecomb Stakes.
Lord Ofthe Shadows All his races have been at Windsor and the form has worked out unbelievably well; on his latest start he was runner-up to Charles The Great
, who went on to win last weekend's Weatherbys Super Sprint at Newbury.
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.
30) provided a thrilling finish as 25-1 Charles The Great
held off the late challenge of 4-1 joint-favourite Lily's Angel to score by a short head.
CHARLES THE GREAT
failed to live up to his name for Totescoop6 punters yesterday when the 25-1 shot's victory in the Weatherbys Super Sprint eliminated the remaining eight tickets left in the bet, writes Graham Green.