Soldier’s Call impresses in the Flying Childers and will now tackle Group 1 company
ARCHIE WATSON is dreaming of Group 1 glory after Soldier’s Call blitzed the field in the Flying Childers at Doncaster.
Watson watched his two-year-old lead from start to finish with Well Done Fox and Gossamer Wings chasing him home.
Favourite Rumble Inthejungle trailed home last of the nine runners.
Now Watson is hoping a little letter he wrote last year can land him a huge pot in America.
Watson said: “He’s a very, very quick two-year-old and we’ve always held him in high regard.
“His two options are one or both of the Prix d L’Abbaye getting the two-year-old allowance and the Juvenile Turf Sprint at the Breeders’ Cup.
“We ran Corinthia Knight in the Breeders’ Cup race last year when we were fourth.
“A load of us wrote letters to the Breeders’ Cup to get the race upgraded so we were quite pleased that they did – but then we realised we’d have to find a horse to run in it!
“Thankfully we have one good enough to go now.”
While a crack at the $1million sprint could be on the agenda now, Watson is already looking ahead to Royal Ascot next year.
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He added: “He should be a proper five furlong sprinter next year, I’d say he could be a King’s Stand horse.”
Willie Mullins trained the 1-2 of the feature race of the day as Thomas Hobson led home stablemate Max Dynamite in the Group 2 Doncaster Cup.
Ridden by Ryan Moore, Thomas Hobson is now set to head Down Under for the Melbourne Cup – a race in which he finished sixth in 12 months ago.
Moore said: “He was very good today, it was very smooth. He quickened up well, both of Willie’s horses have run huge races there.
“His class came through in the end there I think.”