By Simon Jackson at Sandown Park.
Henry Candy is looking to the future with the unbeaten Alonsoa who bagged her second win from as many starts when landing the Listed Irish Champions Weekend EBF Stallions Star Stakes at Sandown.
Alonsoa – a daughter of 1,000 Guineas placegetter Alasha – raced close to the pace for Dane O’Neill before taking it up a furlong out to score by three quarters of a length from Pack Together.
The victory continued a great week for the trainer, whose dual Kempton winner Limato continued to impress when landing a Listed contest at Newbury, and Candy is looking forward to the future with Alonsoa.
“I think this filly will keep on improving. She already wants a mile, and the gradient here suited,” Candy said.
“She is very straightforward at home – no problems at all. She works really well and is very easy to deal with.
“We’ll have to discuss plans with the owners. I didn’t put her in the Moyglare, she’d need supplementing for that.
“I did put her in the Rockfel [at Newmarket in late September], but that’s a long way away and she’d need another run before then.”
“Hopefully she’s a filly with a good future. The two-year-olds are flying at the moment. I’ve just got some lovely horses.”
Meanwhile Ryan Moore won four of the remaining five races, securing a 122.5-1 four-timer on Purple Spectrum, Alex Vino, Tercel and Global Leader.
“We thought the ground might be a bit quick [for Purple Spectrum] but he enjoyed the uphill finish and the extra trip,” winning trainer William Haggas’ wife Maureen said.
“He did it nicely and is growing up quite a bit. He did win at Windsor, but a winding track like that wouldn’t have suited him.”
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