Saffron Beach to focus on Sun Chariot Stakes

Saffron Beach will no longer travel for the E.P. Taylor Stakes on October 17, instead focusing on the Kingdom Of Bahrain Sun Chariot Stakes at Newmarket earlier in the month.

After winning at Sandown on Saturday, trainer Jane Chapple-Hyam had considered a trip to Canada to race in the E.P. Taylor Stakes, but this plan has now been scrapped.

The focus will now be on the Group One race at Newmarket, which will be run on October 2.

"The plan going forward will be to head to the Sun Chariot. It is her backyard and she has done extremely well there before having won there twice and finishing second there twice in four starts so she knows the track really well," said Chapple-Hyam.

"She had excuses in the Oaks as it came up really heavy and she had a dirty lung after finishing down the field in the Falmouth Stakes.

"She finished second in the 1000 Guineas so we knew she had the ability to win more Group races and it was important getting more black type on Saturday. She was dominant in that last furlong and when Hollie (Doyle) asked her to go two out she shot clear which was nice to see.

"I think a race like the E.P. Taylor Stakes is really a race for four-year-olds.

"We feel she can travel next year for a race like that when she is that bit older."

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