Gosden Kicks On
TRAINER John Gosden feels options are open for Kick On after the two-yearold won on his second start at Newmarket on Thursday.
The son of Charm Spirit was beaten a length by Red Bravo on his debut in August but roared to victory at headquarters in the one-mile Bonhams EBF Maiden Stakes.
Gosden enjoyed a onetwo in the race as Frankie Dettori followed home Oisin Murphy’s mount on Humanitarian, trailing the winner by two-and-a-half lengths.
Gosden was buzzing after watching his charge triumph. “He had a foot abscess after his first run so he missed a fair bit of time,” he said. “He has run a lovely race and I’m thrilled with him and very happy with the second as well.”
Gosden believes Kick On has the ability to travel further. “Stepping up to a mile with him was very important,” he added. “Charm Spirit was a miler and I think this boy could go a bit further.
“It’s a long time until April so I’m not frightened of having another go somewhere.”