Talented colt Albrecht put forward a compelling case to be given his chance in the Group One Golden Rose with an impressive win in the Group Three Up And Coming Stakes on Saturday.
Trainer Peter Snowden has his opinion on where the well-bred colt should go next but was keeping his cards close to his chest and will discuss the three-year-old’s program with the Darley team.
“There’s two options. He could go to the Ming Dynasty in two weeks or go to the Golden Rose in three weeks,” Snowden said.
“I’ve got an opinion of where we should go but I’ll talk to the team and then make a decision.”
The Listed Ming Dynasty and Group One Golden Rose are both over 1400m.
Albrecht ($4.40), a son of Redoute’s Choice out of an unraced sister to Lonhro in O’Giselle, claimed his first stakes win in his third start as he defeated the Guy Walter-trained Toydini ($14) by a half length with a neck to third-placed Tatra ($11).
It was Snowden’s third Up And Coming Stakes (1300m) victory in the past four years after wins with Rarefied in 2009 and Blackball in 2010.
The trainer said the addition of winkers and added fitness following a first-up third at Canterbury made a difference to Albrecht.
“He’s still got a bit to learn but he’s definitely a raw talent,” Snowden said.
Favourite Sumarand could only manage fourth after sitting outside the lead and jockey Glyn Schofield believes the colt will appreciate getting over more ground.
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