Charlton delighted with Dundonnell
August 07, 2012 09:41:28 UK
In-form trainer Roger Charlton's Dundonnell has been lined up to take on some red-hot big race entries in the autumn.
I think he's probably my best two-year-old.Roger Charlton
After finishing third in what looked one of the hottest juvenile maidens of the season at Newmarket's July meeting, the youngster justified cramped odds with a 12-length triumph at Lingfield on Saturday.
He's now engaged in the Champagne Stakes at Doncaster, Ascot's Royal Lodge Stakes and the Dewhurst at Newmarket.
Charlton immediately pointed out to the astonishing climb in the Timeform ratings declaring they had clearly 'taken a shine to him' after hoisting him from 84 to 102.
The top trainer added: "I think he's probably my best two-year-old. I expected him to run well at Newmarket, but you never know and he was virtually our first two-year-old runner of the year.
"The Newmarket race has worked out well and I think he must have improved a fair bit between his first run and his second.
"The faster ground helped him at Lingfield and someone told me it was a two-year-old course record since 1978. He's well entered up, so we'll see where we go."
Meanwhile, Ryan Moore is 26.00 to be Champion Flat Jockey this season, with Richard Hughes 1.01 and William Buick 67.00.
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