Haggas Explains One Master And Sacred Plans After Weekend Runs

William Haggas

Leading British trainer William Haggas was unlucky at the weekend with his two main protagonists that were on show, One master and Sacred both being beaten in a photo finish.

The handler has been extremely happy with One Master this season, although making a slow start to the term has really come into her own over the last few months and still at the age of six is mixing with the best seven furlong horses.

She got off the mark for the season at Glorious Goodwood and since then has finished second twice, behind Safe Voyage at York and then at the weekend behind Wichita in the Group Two Park Stakes, only being beaten by a short head.

Haggas will now send her back to France for the Group One Prix de la Foret, where she will be looking to land a hat-trick of victories in the event.

(Credit ATR) Haggas said: “She ran very well. She’s just been unfortunate, but that’s the way it goes.

“She’s come out of the race fine and that (Foret) is the plan.”

Like One Master, stablemate Sacred has been very unlucky in her races this season having got off the mark on debut she has since finished second three times in a row all of them coming in photo-finishes.

After scoring at Newmarket on her first racecourse start, the filly has since finished second to Campanelle in the Queen Mary Stakes at Royal Ascot, Miss Amulet in the Group Two Lowther Stakes and at Doncaster on Friday when losing by a short head to Ubettabelieveit for Nigel Tinkler.

Haggas added: “Sacred was unfortunate as we had to go a bit earlier than we’d planned to beforehand as the race was happening away from her.

“She’ll go for the Cheveley Park Stakes next.”