Stormy Antarctic in good form following comeback win in Germany

Ed Walker will take his time to consider Stormy Antarctic's next target following his winning return to action in Germany.

Almost three years on from his breakthrough success in the Craven Stakes at Newmarket, Stormy Antarctic notched his seventh career victory - and his fourth on foreign soil - with a decisive Group Three triumph in Dusseldorf on Sunday.

The six-year-old holds several big-race entries - including next month's Lockinge Stakes at Newbury - and Walker will assess all options before committing to future plans.

"It was great to get his season off to a winning start," said the Lambourn trainer.

"He's been an absolute star for us, and that's his fourth Group-race win.

"I think he was just a bit short of his very best and got a bit tired late on, which is why it ended up being a bit close for comfort."

Walker admits he is unsure as yet whether to put Stormy Antarctic back into deeper waters.

"It's hard to know what to do now," he said.

"Do we tip-toe around like we did last year - when I feel we campaigned him very well - or do we get a bit more ambitious and run in some of the big mile races over here?

"I think we'd be keen to go back to Baden-Baden for the Group Two he won last year, and I'd like to have another crack at the 10-furlong Group One in Munich again if it fits in timing-wise. He was second in that race to Benbatl last year.

"Whatever happens, he owes us nothing - he's a legend."


Related horse racing links

Like what you've read?
Help your friends Know It All by sharing this article to your social media.

Most Read Racing

Knight To Behold looks a big price on Friday1

Value Bet: Knight can slay Ocean

Our racing expert Ben Linfoot has had 12/1 and 5/1 winners in his last two Value Bet previews and he's happy to take on the odds-on Crystal Ocean at Sandown on Friday.

Simon Holt has picked out his best bets for the horse racing action2

Simon Holt: House to be King

Simon Holt has been in sparkling tipping form of late and he has two selections picked out for Friday's action at Sandown.

Today's Racing Tips3

Friday's racing preview

Nick Robson makes Bangkok his best bet of the day at Sandown on Friday - he has a tip for every race in the UK and Ireland.

Sharja Bridge charges through to win the Balmoral4

Varian bullish ahead of Bridge bid

Roger Varian believes Sharja Bridge is reaching his peak ahead of the bet365 Mile at Sandown on Friday.

Crystal Ocean5

Ocean heads Gordon Richards field

Crystal Ocean is aiming to repeat last year's win in the bet365 Gordon Richards Stakes at Sandown on Friday.

Most Read Racing

Knight To Behold looks a big price on Friday1

Value Bet: Knight can slay Ocean

Our racing expert Ben Linfoot has had 12/1 and 5/1 winners in his last two Value Bet previews and he's happy to take on the odds-on Crystal Ocean at Sandown on Friday.

Simon Holt has picked out his best bets for the horse racing action2

Simon Holt: House to be King

Simon Holt has been in sparkling tipping form of late and he has two selections picked out for Friday's action at Sandown.

Today's Racing Tips3

Friday's racing preview

Nick Robson makes Bangkok his best bet of the day at Sandown on Friday - he has a tip for every race in the UK and Ireland.

Sharja Bridge charges through to win the Balmoral4

Varian bullish ahead of Bridge bid

Roger Varian believes Sharja Bridge is reaching his peak ahead of the bet365 Mile at Sandown on Friday.

Crystal Ocean5

Ocean heads Gordon Richards field

Crystal Ocean is aiming to repeat last year's win in the bet365 Gordon Richards Stakes at Sandown on Friday.

Next Race Off

19:45 Keeneland
4
(4)
Baron Of Bluegrass
J: Robby Albarado
6
(6)
Odie
J: John Velazquez
7
(7)
Eyes On
J: Declan Cannon
3
(3)
Nautical Legacy
J: Corey Lanerie
8
(8)
Homeview
J: Brian Jr Hernandez
9
(9)
Big Bruiser
J: Rafael Jr Mojica
1
(1)
Whisper Barrow
J: Arienne Cox
5
(5)
Strafford
J: Chantal Sutherland
2
(2)
Falls Road
J: Julie Burke

Racing Tips

Knight To Behold looks a big price on Friday

Value Bet: Knight can slay Ocean

Our racing expert Ben Linfoot has had 12/1 and 5/1 winners in his last two Value Bet previews and he's happy to take on the odds-on Crystal Ocean at Sandown on Friday.

Simon Holt has picked out his best bets for the horse racing action

Simon Holt: House to be King

Simon Holt has been in sparkling tipping form of late and he has two selections picked out for Friday's action at Sandown.

Today's Racing Tips

Friday's racing preview

Nick Robson makes Bangkok his best bet of the day at Sandown on Friday - he has a tip for every race in the UK and Ireland.