| 18.3°C Dublin

Reckless Abandon continues on comeback trail with run at Ascot


Gerald Mosse riding Reckless Abandon in 2012

Gerald Mosse riding Reckless Abandon in 2012

Gerald Mosse riding Reckless Abandon in 2012

Reckless Abandon is due to continue on the comeback trail with a run at Ascot on October 4.

The four-year-old, who was a dual Group One winner for Clive Cox as a juvenile, returned to training earlier this year after proving sub-fertile at stud, with Charlie Appleby charged with reigniting his racing spark.

He was only beaten half a length in third in a six-furlong Listed heat at Newmarket on his return, while he had to settle for second behind Mecca's Angel dropped back to the minimum trip at Doncaster last week.

Appleby has set his sights on either the five-furlong Albert Bartlett Stakes or the Group Three John Guest Bengough Stakes over six for Reckless Abandon's next outing, with the Qipco British Champions Sprint on October 18 still a possible option.

He said: "The plan is to send him to Ascot on October 4, where there are two possible options for him over five and six furlongs, and then make a decision nearer the time.

"If he turns in another solid run there, we could then supplement him for Champions Day.

"I was very pleased with his first couple of runs back and I feel he's better over six furlongs now.

"The timing of the Doncaster race was right for him so he ran over five furlongs there. I would have liked to have run at York over six furlongs the Sunday before, but the ground was just too quick.

"I was pleased with his Doncaster run, though, and he's shown he's still up to running at a good level."

PA Media