Horse Racing - Charyn
Charyn’s Lockinge potential as Silvestre de Sousa celebrates Group 2 victory

Charyn’s Lockinge potential as Silvestre de Sousa celebrates Group 2 victory

Roger Varian’s improving grey horse performed well in ground conditions with some ease, defeating Poker Face and star Lord North in a thrilling race. The horse, Charyn, has received a cut in odds for another chance in Group 1 company at the Al Shaqab Lockinge Stakes at Newbury on May 18. The winning jockey expressed their delight in achieving success with Charyn and acknowledged the horse’s improvement and the support of Roger and the owners.

Varian has expressed consideration for Charyn participating in the Lockinge after its recent performance. Additionally, discussions around potential plans such as participation in the London Gold Cup at Newbury have been indicated. However, the five-year-old previously finished second to Dubai Honor in the Magnolia Stakes at Kempton.

Ryan Moore, the successful rider, faced a two-day riding ban for causing interference in a 1m2f handicap. The racing manager for the winning owners, Juddmonte, expressed satisfaction with the horse’s performance, noting that it was the first time the horse had to race competitively. Similarly, Charlton mentioned the horse’s adaptability, displaying winning potential over a mile, despite initial considerations as a mile and a quarter horse.

James Doyle was sidelined during Charyn’s previous race, leading De Sousa to victory, with his comments expressing appreciation for the opportunity and the horse’s potential.

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