Johnny Murtagh's stable star Champers Elysees has ben supplemented for Saturday's Group One Sun Chariot Stakes at Newmarket, with the three year old becoming one of the most progressive horses of the season.
At the start of the season the filly was only rated 86 and had no aspirations of becoming a Group One winning horse but the training job that Murtagh has done with his filly has been amazing.
This term she has raced four times and landed her fourth straight victory of the season when coming over the top of Irish 2000 Guineas winner Peaceful to land the Group One Matron Stakes at Leopardstown
That performance handed Murtagh his first ever black type winner as a trainer and since that win she has been bought by Teruya Yoshida who is a major player in the Japanese bloodstock industry.
(Credit ATR) “We’ve been happy with her since the Matron and this looks the next logical step,” said Murtagh.
“We supplemented this morning. It’s going to be tough race – it’s a Group One they are always hard to win – but we’ve been happy with our filly since the Matron.
“Colin Keane is going to ride her again and we’re looking forward to it.
“For Mr Yoshida to be involved in the yard is a big thing. He runs a huge operation and only buys the best. For her to be good enough for him is great, and it’s also great he’s going to leave her in training with us next year.
“The stable is going from strength to strength and we need those high-profile owners in our yard to elevate us to the next level.”