Superstar Mare One Master for William Haggas will head to Keeneland this weekend for Saturday’s Breeders’ Cup Mile, with the six year old looking for more Group One glory before the end of the season.
The six year old has been a shining light for the yard over the last few years and after heading back to Longchamp last month and getting the job done in the Group One Prix de la Foret over seven furlongs for a third straight time.
One Master has been in consistent form all season only being narrowly beat on her starts that she has not won and overall she has proved herself over all versatile trips between a mile and six furlongs.
She heads into the Breeders Cup meeting off the back of a strong third in the British Champion Sprint Stakes, a race she has placed in twice in over the last two years and stepping back up to a mile is exactly what she needs.
The mare is one of only two runners Haggas has sent to the US feature meeting previously and at Keeneland the trainer will be aiming to finish a brilliant 2020 season that began with Addeybb landing two Group One prizes in Australia.
(Credit ATR) The handler says: “It would be wonderful.
“I think she is a fantastically consistent filly. She ran a hell of a race two years ago at Churchill Downs when she finished fifth, beaten a length by Expert Eye.
“But she was drawn terribly that day. She was drawn one, it poured with rain and it was much slower on the inside. Providing the ground is not too firm I am sure she will run a good race. We think she is in very good form and has travelled well.”
She will be ridden by the French champion jockey Pierre-Charles Boudot, who was the last rider to sit on her when she won at the Arc meeting.