Hawkbill finished second in Germany at the weekend and Appleby is keen to send him abroad for his next assignment as he goes in search of another Group 1 win
HAWKBILL is set for a trip to Canada after his second in Germany at the weekend.
Charlie Appleby’s four-year-old found just one too good in the Grosser Preis von Berlin and he will now head to Canada for a crack at the Northern Dancer and the Canadian International.
“It was another good, solid run, you can set your watch by him,” said Appleby.
“He’s ultra-consistent and will head to Canada now.
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“He’ll more than likely run in the Northern Dancer first and if he runs a solid race that should entitle him to go for the Canadian International.”
However, Appleby did bag a nice prize in France with Mythical Magic who remained unbeaten in the Prix Francois Boutin.
“I was delighted, Jamie (Spencer) gave him a great ride from the front,” said Appleby.
“When he got off him he said he’d be suited by a step up in trip, which concurs with what Adam (Kirby) said when he won on him first time.
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“That should have set him up for the nice races in the autumn.
“He’s in the Champagne Stakes at Doncaster so it makes sense to have a good look at that.”