Ardad Image reproduced with the kind permission of Newmarket Racecourse

Ardad
Image reproduced with the kind permission of Newmarket Racecourse

Ardad may return to action next month in another five-furlong dash following his exploits at Doncaster on Friday.

The John Gosden-trained two-year-old ran out a ready winner of the Group Two Flying Childers Stakes and has options such as the Qatar Prix de l’Abbaye at Chantilly against his elders and the Dubai Cornwallis Stakes at Newmarket.

“He’s entered in the Prix de l’Abbaye. It’s too early to say whether he will run or not or whether he’ll be good enough, but the two-year-olds get a good allowance,” said Bruce Raymond, racing manager for owner Abdullah Saeed Al Naboodah.

“He’s quick and the softer the ground the better. Frankie (Dettori) was very much sheltered out of the wind (at Doncaster), that gave him a big advantage. Most of the horses were exposed to the wind.

“We don’t know what his next start will be. He is entered in the Abbaye, but it’s too early to say if he’ll be considered for it.”

The same owner enjoyed another good two-year-old winner in the Listed Flying Scotsman Stakes at the St Leger Festival with Rodaini.

However, plans for the unbeaten Simon Crisford-trained colt – who holds a Racing Post Trophy engagement – are fluid at this early stage.

“I’m not sure where he’ll go. It’s a bit soon,” said Raymond.