When giving trainer John Gosden successes at the Sun Racing September Stakes at Kempton on Saturday, royal Line acquired his career back on track.
Having sent out dual Arc winner Permit to assert the Group Three contest on her return 12 months past, the Newmarket trainer saw his way is headed by the prize once again because the son of Dubawi left his first start to the all-weather a one.
The 6-1 shot burst through to hit the front left inside the final furlong of this trophy, until crossing the line a length and a quarter to assert his first victory.
Rab Havlin, winning jockey, stated:”We understand he’s got a little bit of class, but he is floor dependant. I was worried they were moving down the back straight when everyone had slotted in their positions.
“I was happy I just had a couple of horses . He has caught a little bit flat-footed after I pressed against him but he ended off excellent. We can have an groundwork for the back end of the season.
“It was his first time on the all-weather – he had been entered in Chester last week but we didn’t believe the rain would arrive in time, therefore we chose to come .”
Havlin is eager to remain at a mile and a half, Though Royal Line retains Group One entrances in the Comer Group International Irish St Leger at the Curragh and the Qipco British Champions Long Distance Cup in Ascot .
He added:”He is entered in a couple of things at the rear end because he’s a different horse on soft earth.
“I think a space and a half soft ground is what he needs, as if it is soft ground that they must stay very strongly.”
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