Eighth stakes winner for Charm Spirit

Windsor Park Stud shuttle stallion Charm Spirit sired his eighth stakes winner when Time Scale proved a cut above her rivals to run out a ready winner of the Listed Betway Empress Fillies’ Stakes (1200m) at Newmarket in the UK on Sunday.

The Ralph Beckett-trained two-year-old continued her climb through the ranks when backing up her comfortable success at Chepstow last time.

A step up to Group race company is next on the agenda for Time Scale, who was installed as a 25-1 for next year’s Gr.1 1000 Guineas (1600m), with Beckett earmarking potential targets both at home and abroad.

“She will have an entry in the Robert Papin (Gr.2, 1100m),” Beckett said.

“There is also the Princess Margaret (Gr.3, 1200m) at Ascot and it is just as likely that she could go there. Hopefully we can then look at the Lowther Stakes (Gr.2, 1200m) and Cheveley Park Stakes (Gr.1, 1200m) later on in the season.”

Multiple Group One winner Charm Spirit will return to Windsor Park Stud ahead of the forthcoming breeding season, where his fee is listed as private.

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