Saffron can go to QEII Stakes in Ascot | Racing News

If Saffron Beach is running again this season, it will likely be in the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes on Qipco British Champions Day.

Jane Chapple-Hyam meets this week with the owners of the impressive Sun Chariot winner to decide whether or not to roll the dice.

Whether she does or not, Chapple-Hyam is confident that the talented filly will return to training next season.

“She came out of the race fantastic, she’s been eaten, she’s lost six kilos and she’s in good shape – I’m very happy,” said the Newmarket handler, who was celebrating her first win in Group One.

“I think the owners will want to roll the dice again and I have a meeting with the owners when we have a little party.

“She is a tough filly, to have been out and about in the early weeks of the season and then winning Group 1 in October – it says a lot about her constitution.

“I’m lucky she stays in training next year and if there’s another run this year we’ll see what we come up with. I don’t see it abroad so the only real option is the QEII.

“Next year we may be looking at 10 furlongs, the owners may let me go, but she absolutely loves that Rowley Mile, so long she will probably start back in the Dahlia Stakes at the Guineas meeting.

“I’ve been a bit bothered by the other trainers now that I’ve finally won a group one. It took me 14 years, so I don’t mind!”

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