Goodwood Success for Fastnet Rock Mare and Course Record for Battaash

Tara Madgwick - Friday July 31

Dual Group I winning Fastnet Rock mare One Master was back to her best at Goodwood overnight winning the Group III Saint Clair Oak Tree Stakes (7f) and her half-brother Prompting was also successful on the same program.

The William Haggas trained six year-old had a cluttered run in transit, but when Tommy Marquand got her into the clear she hit the line hard to win by a short head.
 



Sixth and fourth at her first two runs back this year in Group I races, One Master will look to return to Group I class after this win.

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“One Master has a great turn of foot but the ground is way too firm for her and I nearly didn't run her,” said William Haggas.

“There is a lovely strip of ground from the seven to the three and she was drawn on it, so I thought it'd suit her. The City of York will be next and then the G1 Foret. She wants seven furlongs and soft ground.”

A homebred for Roy and Gretchen Jackson's Lael Stables, One Master has won six of 19 starts highlighted by back to back wins in the past two runnings of the Prix de la Foret at Longchamp.



She is the best of four winners from Group III winning Pivotal mare Enticing, whose four year-old son Prompting (by Bated Breath ) won the Unibet Golden Mile Handicap on the same program at Goodwood.

Shadwell’s star sprinter Battaash went on his winning way breaking the course record to win the Group II King George Qatar Stakes (5f).

The Charlie Hills trained son of Dark Angel was a hot favourite and cruised home to win by a couple of lengths in 55.62 seconds.
 



Battaash runs in the Shadwell colours and was a 200,000 guinea purchase from Tattersalls October Yearlings Book Two.

He has the overall record of 12 wins from 22 starts and is the lone winner from Anna Law, a half-sister by Lawman to Group II winner Etlaala.



While Battaash has taken over as the best short course sprinter in Europe, Blue Point, the horse who beat him in the last two years at Royal Ascot is headed to Australia this spring, the son of Shamardal to stand at Darley Victoria at a fee of $44,000



 

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