/ Racing

Bated Breath's quest to claim a first Group One success will move on to Haydock's Sprint Cup

Updated: Monday, 27 Aug 2012 10:37 | Comments

Bated Breath was beaten a nose in last year's Group 1 Haydock Sprint Cup. He will bid to go a place better next month
Bated Breath was beaten a nose in last year's Group 1 Haydock Sprint Cup. He will bid to go a place better next month

Bated Breath's quest to claim an elusive first Group One success will move on to Haydock's Sprint Cup next month after his sixth-place finish in the Nunthorpe at York last week.

Roger Charlton's sprinter was first home of those drawn high and his trainer believes the fact Spirit Quartz, beaten by Bated Breath on the two previous occasions they had met, finished in front of him proved he was on the wrong part of the track.

Twelve months ago the Khalid Abdullah-owned entire was beaten a nose by Dream Ahead in an incredibly tight finish to the Haydock race.

"Bated Breath under the circumstances ran another good race and he was the first horse home of those drawn high and for some reason the race seemed to favour the low numbers," Charlton told his website, www.rogercharlton.com.

"Spirit Quartz finished second and on two previous occasions this year over five furlongs Bated Breath had beaten him three and three-quarter lengths.

"As long as Bated Breath remains in good shape he will be aimed at the Haydock Betfred Sprint Cup in two weeks where I hope we will see the return of fast ground."

User contributions and/or comments do not, unless specifically stated, represent the views of RTÉ.ie or RTÉ.
Click here for Terms of use