Langley On Target For Group 1 Assignment


One week after finishing a luckless 5th in the Listed Dulcify, 3 year old Redoute's Choice Colt Langley is set to contest in the Group 1 Spring Champion Stakes over 2000m at Randwick on Saturday. After jumping from a wide gate last week, he settled at the tail of the field on the fence and was ridden for luck up the straight without much galloping room to finish 2.4 Lengths off the winner Ataraxia. Langley recorded the fastest split of 11.15 seconds in the race alongside the second-placegetter Dissolution.

"We've drawn barrier 7 in the field of 10 runners and we'll be more positive from that gate than what we were in the Dulcify where he got too far back in the run". Trainer John O'Shea commented this week. "He's come through last weeks run in very good order and I expect him to run very well on Saturday over the 2000m".

Christian Reith, one of just 3 jockeys in the field who have previously won the Spring Champion (Larry Cassidy & Glen Schofield being the other two) will jump aboard for the first time after Brenton Avdulla was booked for the ride on the Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young trained Sully.

Langley is a half-brother to stakes winning filly Sassy 'n' Smart in New Zealand. His Dam, Panorama Ridge, is a superbly-bred daughter of two classic winners. Her sire, Empire Maker, is not only an outstanding racehorse and sire, but is also grandsire of the 2015 U.S. Triple Crown winner American Pharoah. Her dam, Nebraska Tornado, a daughter of the great sire, Storm Cat, captured the Prix de Diana – the French Oaks (gr. I) – and defeated colts in the Prix du Moulin de Longchamp (gr. I).

Interestingly, Langley is bred on a similar Redoute’s Choice/Unbridled cross to Spring Champion Stakes winner Hampton Court. Perhaps a sign of what's to come?




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Langley On Target For Group 1 Assignment

One week after finishing a luckless 5th in the Listed Dlucify, 3 year old Redoute's Choice Colt Langley is set to contest in the Group 1 Spring Champion Stakes over 2000m at Randwick on Saturday. After jumping from a wide gate last week, he settled at the tail of the field on the fence 

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