The Group 1 Sun Chariot Stakes at Newmarket could be ROMAN MIST’S next assignment following her high-level success in Germany last week.
Archie’s five-year-old justified favouritism to win the Group 3 Grosser Preis der Landeshauptstadt over seven furlongs at Dresden on 23rd September for owners David Howden & Partners.
It was her first success in that grade after taking the Listed Conqueror Fillies’ Stakes at Goodwood on her stable debut back in May and then going close in Group company at Ascot.
Archie says: “We will look at the Sun Chariot at Newmarket as an option before looking at European targets again at the end of the turf season. She is tough as nails and a great filly to train.
“She has been so consistent all year and really deserved to pick up a Group race win. It was a long way to go so it was great to get the job done for her owners and Andrasch Starke gave her a superb ride.”
The German jockey was always prominent on the daughter of Holy Roman Emperor, who finished well to score by three parts of a length from top home-based handler Andreas Wohler’s Westminster Night.
The grey joined Archie in the spring from previous trainer Tom Ward and almost landed a Group 3 at Ascot in July when only just failing to reel in Random Harvest in the Valiant Stakes.
This success boosts her paddock value as she’s out of a Group placed mile and a half winner from the family of another Group 3 scorer African Dream.
By Simon Mapletoft