Reach For The Moon Camp Eyes Champagne

John Warren, Racing Manager to The Queen | Tattersalls

Progressive colt Reach For The Moon (GB) (Sea The Stars {Ire}) is a likely starter in the G2 Champagne S. at Doncaster on Sept. 11. The John and Thady Gosden-trained colt, who carries The Queen's silks, was a last out winner of the G3 Betway Solario S. at Sandown on Aug. 21.

“Reach For The Moon is in really good form,” said The Queen's Racing Manager John Warren after Reach For The Moon's stablemate Saga (GB) (Invincible Spirit {Ire}) won at Ascot on Friday. “He had a good blow yesterday [Thursday] and I think we're all just getting our heads around his next start.

“He's got an entry in the Champagne S. next week, so I think we'll be looking strongly at that to see whether or not that's where he ought to go next. He's a horse that needs keeping on top of himself as he's full of himself.”

Second in his first two starts, including the Listed Chesham S. behind top G1 Derby contender Point Lonsdale (Ire) (Australia {GB}), Reach For The Moon drew off by four lengths to win a novice stakes over seven furlongs on July 16. The colt is second choice for next spring's Derby at this stage.

Warren added, “I think John and Thady and Frankie [Dettori] think it wouldn't do him any harm to come out again and get a bit streetwise if he's going to be a Group 1 horse–the more education going into Group 1s the better. There's a strong possibility that we'll take a good, hard look at the Champagne.”

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