Greenlands Goal For Glen Shiel

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Glen Shiel's trainer Archie Watson | Tattersalls

Glen Shiel (GB) (Pivotal {GB}), who claimed a first Group 1 win at age six last season when upsetting the G1 British Champions Sprint S. at 16-1, could make his seasonal debut in the G3 Greenlands S. at The Curragh on May 22. The Archie Watson-trained gelding also has an option in the G2 Duke Of York S. at York on May 12.

Cosmo Charlton, Head Racing Manager for owner Hambleton Racing, said, “Glen Shiel is in fantastic form. Everyone is very happy with him. He's stepped up into faster work now, and Archie is really pleased.

“We're weighing up possible starting point options, but it might be the Greenlands S. over in Ireland, a Group 2 at the end of May. The Duke of York is still under consideration as well, but I think the likelihood is he'll go to the Greenlands and then on to Royal Ascot for the [G1] Diamond Jubilee.”

Glen Shiel was bred by Darley and ran his first three seasons for Andre Fabre, winning the Listed Prix Le Fabuleux at three. He joined the Archie Watson yard after being bought for £45,000 at the Goffs UK Spring Horses-In-Training Sale in 2019. Glen Shiel won twice over the Newcastle all-weather last summer before venturing to Ireland to take the G3 Phoenix Sprint S., and after checking in second in the G1 Sprint Cup S. he hit a career high at Ascot last October under Hollie Doyle.

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