New Stakes winner for Golden Horn

Shandoz strikes in the Listed Floodlit Stakes at Kempton Park

Golden Horn’s four-year-old son Shandoz battled superbly to land the Listed Floodlit Stakes at Kempton Park on Monday, 1 November.

Taking a keen hold early on, jockey David Egan dropped Shandoz in mid-division in the 12-furlong contest, and picking him up in the final quarter of a mile, he fought down the wide outside to get his head in front by a length.

The Roger Varian-trained gelding now has four career wins on his record and this was his first Black Type victory.

Bred by Hesmonds Stud, Shandoz is out of the Sadler’s Wells mare Shabyt, herself a half-sister to dual G1 winners Japan and Mogul, plus two further Stakes winners.

Golden Horn is also sire this year of Listed winner and G2 Park Hill Stakes second Golden Pass, plus fellow Stakes winners Sun Of Gold, Ad Infinitum and Quenelle d’Or.