Gos­den Kicks On

The Racing Paper - - News -

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.”

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