CHARLES ROAD BACK

Quality galloper Charles Road looks set for another exciting campaign after pleasing his connections with his 1200m trial at Cambridge on Tuesday.
The Lance O’Sullivan and Andrew Scott-trained runner did everything asked of him by jockey Taiki Yanagida, sitting off the pace throughout and eased to the line comfortably in his first hit-out of the summer.
“We’re really pleased with him, he came back with a good bit of energy,” Scott said.
“He only had a very quiet trial, but he eased to the line under a nice rein and a good stride and we couldn’t have been more pleased with him.”
Scott said his first assignment is likely to be the Gr.1 Herbie Dyke Stakes (2000m) at Te Rapa next month before autumn targets beckon the Gr.1 Sydney Cup (3200m) placegetter.
“His first initial goal will be the Herbie Dyke and then we will look to head towards the Ellerslie Carnival in March,” Scott said.

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