Walker considers Empire options

  • Last Updated: July 18 2014, 14:40 BST

Ed Walker is weighing up options at Ascot and Goodwood for Glorious Empire.

Ed Walker: Still considering where to go with Glorious Empire
Ed Walker: Still considering where to go with Glorious Empire

The three-year-old has only met with defeat once in four starts, in the Jersey Stakes at Royal Ascot.

Now rated 95 following his latest triumph at Newmarket, Walker will try to bag a big handicap first before stepping him up in class.

"He's got loads of options and has come out of Newmarket great," said Walker.

"He's not the type to win by a long way as he pricks his ears in front and I think he did that the other day.

 

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"He could go for a mile handicap at Ascot or there's a seven-furlong race at Goodwood for him.

"The plan was to run him in the Britannia, but three weeks before Ascot he was supposed to have a run and wouldn't go in the stalls so we didn't get him qualified.

"As his owners were coming over he ran in the Jersey and wasn't disgraced, he was on the wrong side really.

"The Listed and Group Three races he could run in are usually won by the best horse, whereas in the handicaps you need a bit of luck. I suppose that's why they are worth so much, especially at Goodwood.

"We've just not decided yet where he'll go."