Glen on course for Champions Day
12th October 2020
We’re delighted to report Group 1 Haydock Sprint Cup runner-up Glen Shiel is firmly on course for Saturday’s Champions Day Sprint at Ascot.
The son of Pivotal has not finished out of the first two places once since dropped to six furlongs, winning the Group 3 Phoenix Sprint Stakes at the Curragh prior to finishing runner-up on his Group 1 debut last time.
The tough and progressive six-year-old was bought for just £45,000 at last year’s Goffs UK Spring sale.
One of the success stories of the 2020 Flat season, Glen Shiel is reported in great form at home by trainer Archie Watson “I’ve been delighted with Glen Shiel since Haydock. His work into Ascot has been very good and I hope he can run another huge race.”
Leading rider Hollie Doyle finished runner-up on her first domestic Group 1 ride aboard Glen Shiel at Haydock and will once again be in the saddle at Ascot.
With Glen Shiel on course for Champions Day, excitement is understandably high amongst his horse racing syndicate with many of his owners looking forward to joining Glen and Hollie at Ascot on Saturday.
Our ethos at Hambleton has always been to spend sensibly alongside some of the best operators in the business to try and provide the best experience we can for our owners.
Glen Shiel's story encapsulates how effective this approach can be and we're delighted for his owners.
Win, lose or draw, it promises to be another great occasion for all involved on Saturday as their horse once again competes against the best sprinters in Europe.