Kick on leads home Gosden one-two at Newmarket

Thu 27 Sep 2018

By staff

Kick On did exactly that to make his second start a winning one when leading home a one-two for trainer John Gosden in the Bonhams EBF Maiden Stakes at Newmarket.

Having found one too good on his debut at the July Course 48 days ago, the son of Charm Spirit made the most of his previous experience and his draw close to the stands rail when making virtually all in the mile contest to defeat Humanitarian by two and a half lengths.

Gosden said of the Oisin Murphy-ridden 11-2 winner: “I had a foot abscess with him after his first run, so he missed a fair bit of time. He has come back well there, and I’m delighted with him.

“He has run a lovely race, and I’m thrilled with him and very happy with the second as well.

“I think stepping up to a mile with him was very important. Charm Spirit was a miler, and I think this boy could go a bit further.

“I will chat to the owners and see what they want to do. We’ve got the whole of October, and it’s a long time until April, so I’m not frightened of having another go somewhere.”

Murphy said: “I was very pleased with him. He was professional and he stepped up from his debut effort. I hope he can step up again, but he did not achieve an awful lot there, as he had an experience advantage over a few of them.”

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