Super Sprint Stakes: David Probert excited to be drafted in for Chipotle ride with Royal Ascot winner in top form


David Probert is counting his blessings after being drafted in to journey Royal Ascot winner Chipotle in Saturday’s Tremendous Dash Stakes at Newbury.

Probert replaces Charles Bishop, who has ridden Eve Johnson Houghton’s two-year-old for every of his 4 profession begins, with the latter suspended for the assembly.

Chipotle, a son of former Prix Jean Prat winner Havana Gold, made it three wins from 4 begins within the Listed Windsor Fortress Stakes final month, along with his solely defeat approaching delicate floor at Sandown.

“I am fortunate sufficient to be stepping in for the journey,” Probert informed Sky Sports activities Racing. “It is fairly thrilling and his type at Ascot is fairly rock stable.

“He appeared like he had a terrific flip of foot the final half furlong within the Windsor Fortress and a terrific perspective to go along with it.

“The bottom appeared a bit too delicate for him at Sandown however on that faster floor [at Ascot] he appeared to have an electrical flip of foot.”

Chipotle takes on a subject of twenty-two for the category two on the weekend, with the principle hazard showing to come back from Richard Fahey’s Classic Clarets, who steps again to 5 furlongs after coming dwelling third within the Coventry Stakes on the Royal assembly.

Classic Clarets seems to be the principle hazard after ending third within the Coventry Stakes at Royal Ascot

“There must be loads of pace within the race and he enjoys passing horses by the seems to be of the best way he runs,” Probert mentioned.

“I’d think about we shall be taking a lead and purpose at one thing within the final furlong.

“We’re the highest-rated horse within the race however we’re taking up a pleasant colt of Richard Fahey’s [Vintage Clarets] who brings within the Coventry Stakes type so it seems to be a troublesome race however he goes there within the type of his life and doubtless with one of the best type.”

York ‘unlikely’ for Sandrine

David Probert waves to the crowd after victory on Sandrine at Newmarket


Probert says it’s a pleasure to journey Duchess of Cambridge Stakes winner Sandrine and believes she may enhance but additional this season and subsequent 12 months

A few of Probert’s finest days this season have come courtesy of one other two-year-old, Andrew Balding’s unbeaten filly, Sandrine.

She gave Probert an exciting journey to win the Group Three Albany Stakes at Royal Ascot earlier than following up in Group Two firm at Newmarket within the Duchess of Cambridge Stakes final weekend.

“She’s actually particular,” Probert mentioned. “Nothing appears to hassle her. She’s acquired a stunning perspective and it is a pleasure to be part of one thing particular like her.

“Even at Ascot, in very heavy circumstances, she felt as if she’d executed it very simply.

Sandrine ridden by jockey David Probert winning at Newmarket
Probert rides Sandrine to victory at Newmarket within the Duchess of Cambridge Stakes

“She needed to show herself at Newmarket in a lot totally different circumstances and I felt she didn’t hit prime gear. All she goes to do that 12 months is progress hopefully.”

Sandrine holds an entry within the Group Two Lowther Stakes at York subsequent month, the place she would carry a three-pound penalty, however connections may as an alternative look ahead to a shot at a Group One with the Cheveley Park Stakes again at Newmarket in September.

“I am not fairly positive what the plan is kind of but however we’ll depart that as much as Kirsten [Rausing, Sandrine’s owner] and Andrew (Balding),” Probert mentioned.

“She’s most likely unlikely to go to York as she’s going to choose up a penalty.

“She feels as if she would keep additional so it is an thrilling 12 months.”


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