Top young rider Kevin Stott, who was sacked by Amo Racing after last weekend’s Irish Champions Festival, has one ride in the Group 2 Flying Childers at Doncaster Racecourse today. Stott was sacked after his ride on King Of Steel in the Irish Champion Stakes, and it was reported that the owner Kia Joorabchian unleashed a torrent of abuse his way in the enclosure after the race. Many feel the sacking was extremely harsh and it’s difficult to see how any promising or talented rider would now take up the role with Amo Racing, who have previous. Let’s take a look at Stott’s sole ride today and we wish him well!
It is fantastic to see Michael O’Callaghan and the connections of Francis Meynell put faith and trust into Stott today in the 5f Flying Childers Stakes, a prestigious Group 2 contest. This son of Blue Point was an expensive purchase at the breeze-up sales, but repaid the owner’s confidence when making a winning debut at Navan in the manner of a very good horse.
Leigh Roche was aboard on the day and he rode him like the best horse in the race, belting off in front from the outset to make the running. He was shaken up approaching the furlong pole and went on to win the race cosily. No Irish trainer has won this race since David Wachman won it with Requinto back in 2011, but O’Callaghan could have a good one on his hands here and any market support today could be significant, especially if it comes late. Best of luck if you have a bet.
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