Yorkshire based trainer Tim Easterby had another successful season on the flat this year and his stable star Art Power gave a performance to remember, which makes the handler very excited for his 2021 campaign.
The King Power owned three year old has shown himself to be a aspiring talent for the yard, winning three of his five outings to date, including the Five Furlong Palace Of Holyroodhouse Handicap at Royal Ascot this year.
That performance saw him land a hat-trick of wins and put himself on the map as a sprinter and from there Stepped up to better company.
The son of Dark Angel headed over to Naas for his Irish debut in the Group Three Lacken Stakes and at a short price made a decent field look very average to gain his fourth successive win.
Before the Nunthorpe he had landed his three turf starts by a combined 11 lengths in mostly soft conditions meaning with rain falling ahead of his races being a massive plus.
He went to Haydock for the Sprint Cup in search of a better performance having run no race at all at York and in the hot 13 runner Group One he finished a respectable fourth.
He finished the season off at Ascot on Champions Day in the British Champion Sprint Stakes and again h hit the frame in a big fielded event, finishing a staying on fourth and it will be interesting to see how he can improve as a four year old.
(Credit ATR) “We’re giving him a break now. He’ll be ready to run early season,” said Easterby.
“He can go either five or six furlongs really. There are a few possibilities, like the Temple Stakes and the Duke of York to start off with.
“He will be stronger next year. He was a late foal, so late developing, and we think he should improve a fair bit.“It was a great run at Ascot. He’s exciting for next year.”