One Master Given Breeders Cup And Ascot Options

One Master

Superstar Mare One Master for William Haggas has been give some big race options towards the end of the season off the back of landing her third consecutive victory in the Group One Prix de la Foret.

The six year old has been a shining light for the yard over the last few years and after heading back to Lonchamp on Sunday and getting the job done in the Group One over seven furlongs for a third straight time, she wrote herself into Arc day folklore.

However, even after what has been a superb career Haggas is not wanting to sit back on his laurels with her and could be entering her into the Champions Sprint Stakes a week on Saturday.

The mare finished a one-length second to Donjuan Triumphant in heavy ground last season and if the conditions turn up the same it is very likely she will go for the contest again.

As an alternative to that event Haggas could send One Master to the Breeders’ Cup Mile at Keeneland, with Ascot maybe just coming a bit to soon.

(Credit ATR) “Isn’t she marvellous? She’s just a good filly – very tough, very genuine and I’m very proud of her.

“It wasn’t in the original plan to go to the Park Stakes at Doncaster in September, but because there could have been a problem getting to France with rising (Covid-19) infections there and here, I thought we’d better go.

“I didn’t want to miss that then be thinking ‘what if I’ve kept her all this time and it doesn’t take place’, so that was why I ran her there.

“She doesn’t do a lot of training in between her runs and she thrives on racing. She’s looked after us and we’ve looked after her.

“We’ll see how she is. Keeneland is tempting, but Ascot in the Sprint on heavy would be tempting too, as she clearly goes on it.

“A lot will depend on how she is, it is only two weeks to Ascot so we’ll see.”