Smart Field For SA Filly

Final Field for Gr1 Kingdom Of Bahrain Sun Chariot Stakes

Alec Laird at Abington Place (photo: hamishNIVENPhotography)

Alec Laird at Abington Place (photo: hamishNIVENPhotography)

A field of 9 has been confirmed for the 2016 Gr1 Kingdom Of Bahrain Sun Chariot Stakes to be run over Newmarket’s Rowley Mile on Saturday, 1 October 2016.

The 9-runner field includes Falmouth Stakes and Matron Stakes heroine Alice Springs and French raider Ervedya.

While trainer Alec Laird is looking forward to getting charge Smart Call back on the track, he has warned that the Gr1 Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf is their prime target and the main objective for Saturday’s race is to bring her on for her outing on 5 November 2016.

Laird said: “She’s ready for a run and I hope she’ll acquit herself well, but it will be her first run in nine months and we want to see her come forward for it. If she’s good enough we’ll have some fun. If she’s not good enough she’ll go to a top stallion, but I think she’ll run well.”

Smart Call will be piloted by South African jockey Anthony Delpech, who arrived in the UK on Wednesday to get to know the filly and acquaint himself with the Newmarket track.  It will be the first UK ride for Delpech, but he has plenty of top level international experience, which he shared in a recent interview.

The field will face the starter at 16:00pm English time (17:00pm local time).

2016 Gr1 Kingdom of Bahrain Sun Chariot Stakes final field

2016 Gr1 Kingdom of Bahrain Sun Chariot Stakes final field


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