Spacious to Run in Listed Race at Sandown

The Iveco Atalanta Stakes on Variety Club day at Sandown on 21st August will see Spacious running with Listed company rekindling her confidence before tackling an coveted Group 1 victory.

Racing at Sandown

Racing at Sandown

Trainer James Fanshawe has stated on his website that the filly, runner up to Music Show in last month's Etihad Airways Falmouth Stakes at Newmarket, will be looking for a shot at the Coolmore Fusaichi Pegasus Matron Stakes at Leopardstown on 4th September, with a goal of Kingdom of Bahrain Sun Chariot Stakes at the end of season.

After a few weeks "on the easy" since Newmarket, the trainer said that the Group Two winning five-year-old, had delighted jockey Kieren Fallon last week, in her first start since her return to the track.

The Newmarket trainer also said, "It has always been the plan to go to Ireland for the Matron Stakes and then back to Newmarket for the Sun Chariot but there is always a huge chance of the ground coming up soft which really wouldn't be to the mare's liking.

"It would do Spacious the world of good if we could re-kindle that winning feeling in slightly lesser company, and then head back up to Group 1 level with her confidence sky high."

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