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Archie Watson’s ultra consistent 6-year-old has provided the trainer with a number of memorable moments, none more so that his maidan Group 1 victory on QIPCO British Champions Day in 2020.
Jockey Hollie Doyle looked to be oozing confidence as her mount Glen Shiel flew out of the stalls and took up a prominent position in the centre of the track in what was a very competitive Sprint Stakes.
As the field came to the 2-furlong marker, Cieren Fallon Jnr’s mount and July Cup winner Oxted began to press ahead, throwing down his challenge as favourite Dream Of Dreams began to fade. Follwing them came the challenge of age defying Brando, who has always saved his best for the biggest stage. However, Archie Watson’s superb sprinter was not for beating as he toughed it out in a photo finish.
He battled ever so hard and showed a tremendous amount of grit to overcome his rivals and land a maidan Group 1 success. It’s a race that will live long in the memory for racing fans all over the land.
— Champions Series (@ChampionsSeries) October 17, 2020