Andrew Balding is hoping for a strong Glorious Goodwood after making a very nice start to the season but now looking to add to that with some big chances in the big races next week.
Khalifa Sat is three year old the trainer is looking forward to seeing again after out running his 50/1 odds in the derby to finish second behind the longtime leader Serpentine.
Khalifa Sat had previously won the Listed Cocked Hat Stakes over 11 furlongs at Goodwood on his seasonal debut, and he could now step up to a mile and a half back at the Sussex track in Group Three company.
Balding said: “There’s a possibility he could run in the Gordon Stakes at Goodwood next week, depending on how he comes through a bit of work later in the week.
“He’s well, and the Gordon Stakes would be the intention.“He’s just a lovely horse to have in the yard.”
The stable star Kameko will also go to Goodwood and he steps down to a mile for the Group One Sussex Stakes which looks one of the hottest renewals for a long while.
The Qatar Racing owned three year old landed back to back Group One winners at Newcastle and then at the start of this season in the 2000 Guineas at Newmarket.
He stepped up to a mile and a half for the Derby and there was question marks on whether he would stay the trip and having finished fourth there are still those question marks.
Balding added: “He’s good, he’ll do a bit of work later in the week – and if all is well after that, it’s all systems go for next week.
“It does look a very good race – but it should be,because it is the Sussex Stakes.
“It will be fascinating to see him take on Siskin, Circus Maximus and Marcus (Tregoning’s) horse (Mohaather) – and I’m sure there will be one or two others too.
“It looks like being a great race.”