Karl Burke targets Champions Sprint at Ascot with Quiet Reflection
Last Updated: 18/10/16 10:13am
Quiet Reflection's main target next term will be a return to Ascot for the Champions Sprint Stakes.
Trainer Karl Burke said the three-year-old, winner of both the Commonwealth Cup at Royal Ascot and the Sprint Cup at Haydock, will now have a winter break before returning to action in 2017.
The daughter of Showcasing failed to add a third top-level victory to her name when finishing down the order in the six-furlong Champions Sprint Stakes on Saturday.
Burke said of her Ascot performance: "It was just an end-of-season run. Our horses have not been in form.
"She looked in great order and travelled well, but she didn't pick up. Dougie (Costello) was not hard on her as she will be back next year.
"Obviously it was disappointing on the day, but she doesn't owe us anything.
"I don't think the ground had anything to do with it, but there is no doubt she handles soft better than most. She just showed that she has had enough for the year.
"She had an entry in the Tattersalls Mares Sales next month but that was only precautionary and she will bypass that.
"There is a lot to look forward to next year. Now we have got to sit down and plan out a campaign for her.
"She will start later next year and will be campaigned with a return to Champions Day in mind."