Journey Not Over for Wigmore Hall

After placing second in the Secretariat Stakes at Arlington, Wigmore Hall is ready to continue with his journey.

Arlington Racecourse

Arlington Racecourse

Both trainer Michael Bell and jockey Jamie Spencer agreed that the slow pace of the race did not benefit their charge, though Paddy O'Prado was a good performer defeating Wigmore Hall by one and a quarter lengths.

Bell commented, "We were very happy with him, I think the winner looked a top-class horse.

"He really wasn't suited by the slow pace, he really needs an end-to-end gallop, but having said that, the winner would have been hard to beat even with a stronger pace.

"That was his first run in a proper top-class race and he performed really well.

"Obviously we will take him home now and then have a look at the options.

"Something like Hong Kong or Singapore could be possible or maybe Dubai would come under consideration.

"He's a gelding though and he's only won a handicap and a Newmarket conditions race, so he could go for a Listed race or even a Group Three. There are plenty of options.

"We will need to sit down and have a chat with the owner, decide when he's going to have a break and look at the options. He could be a bit of a globetrotter which is very exciting."

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