Glen Shiel Targets Champions Sprint

Archie Watson | Tattersalls

Group winner Glen Shiel (GB) (Pivotal {GB}) will resurface in the G1 QIPCO British Champions Sprint S. on British Champions Day Oct. 17. A good second in the G1 Betfair Sprint Cup S. at Haydock on Saturday, the chestnut won the Aug. 9 G3 Rathasker Stud Phoenix Sprint S. for trainer Archie Watson and Hambleton Racing.

“He was a very shrewd buy at £45,000 and took another step forward at Haydock, showing he can compete against the best in Group 1 races,” said Watson. “Champions Day at Ascot will be next with him and we'll hold no fears whatever the ground is.”

Glen Shiel's jockey Hollie Doyle was similarly bullish on her mount's chances, “Glen Shiel ran his heart out in the Sprint Cup and thrived on the slow ground. It's great that Hambleton Racing have found a horse like this to take them to the big meetings. After his performance on Saturday, I'm looking forward to Champions Day even more now.”

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