Late surge home for Walker’s Aeolus
ED Walker may consider a tilt at the Prix Maurice de Gheest for Aeolus after the four-year-old provided the highlight of a remarkable four-timer for the Newmarket trainer in the Chipchase Stakes at Newcastle on Saturday.
“He might run next Sunday in a Group Three in France (Prix de Ris-Orangis at Maisons-Laffitte), but he’s so ground dependent,” said Walker.
“We’ll probably make an entry in the Maurice de Gheest for him as well.”
Walker awaits the handicapper’s reaction after Bushcraft made it three wins from three starts since returning from a 21-month absence.
The four-year-old was the other leg of a Newcastle double for Walker taking the six-furlong handicap in good style.
The trainer then went on to have a brace at Doncaster’s evening meeting.