Call To Mind marches to victory in the Queen's colours at Goodwood

Sat 26 Aug 2017

Call To Mind demonstrated that a bright future looks to be in store after when carrying the colours of the Queen to glory in the Goodwood Revival March Stakes.

In an above-average renewal of the Listed prize, the William Haggas-trained son of Galileo produced a display that could see him make an impact in staying races next season.

Despite his mother Memory being a useful sprinter, the son of Galileo showed stamina is very much is his forte when taking a step up to a mile and three-quarters in his stride.

Although sternly challenged late on by Count Octave, the 11-4 chance found plenty for pressure to claim victory by a length and a quarter.

Her Majesty's racing adviser John Warren said: "There is no St Leger. I don't think the trainer is tempted. We will talk to the Queen. William actually thought this would be his last run of the year.

"He wants to look after him for next year to make him a very important horse for next year and he doesn't want to over-race him so he wasn't tempted to have a go.

"If he runs one more time he might run on Arc weekend in the mile-and-seven race (Prix Chaudenay) which will give him a bit more time between now and then."

Andrew Balding, trainer of the runner-up, said: "It was a slightly muddly race for him. He is still learning and has run with credit. He was beaten by a good horse and we will probably keep him in the St Leger for the time being.

"I think he is capable of running a place in the St Leger as he stays well."

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