Up-and-coming miler Bravo Charlie has earned a start in the G2 Singapore Guineas (1600m) on May 15 after grinding out a gutsy victory at Kranji on Sunday.
After a couple of runs to acclimatise last year, Bravo Charlie hasn’t stopped improving for trainer Mike Clements. Resuming for his first fair-dinkum campaign in January, he won an Initiation Plate and added a Novice Stakes before completing a hat-trick in a Class 4 at Easter.
Clements confirmed his Myboycharlie gelding is heading to the Singapore Guineas and regular jockey Alan Munro is keen to stay aboard. “I was in a lovely spot but got shuffled back rounding the turn,” Munro said on Sunday. “It looked like we were in trouble at that stage but he didn’t hesitate to take a run between horses. That’s a sign of confidence for such a young horse.”
Bravo Charlie (3g Myboycharlie – Caantheladyecho by Canny Lad) is the second and final foal of a half-sister to Adelaide stakes winner Undertone and he sold for $50,000 at the 2013 Inglis Classic yearling sale.
There was more good news for Vinery sire Myboycharlie when his Group 1 winning mare Euro Charline returned to a normal routine on the weekend.
Euro Charline was quarantined as a precaution during a strangles scare after returning to Newmarket from Dubai. “We’re pleased to announce that all horses tested produced a clear negative second result,” trainer Marco Botti announced on Good Friday. “We have worked closely and quickly with our vets and have managed to contain and minimize any risks.”
The G1 Queen Anne Stakes at Royal Ascot in June and the G1 Falmouth Stakes at Newmarket in July are the summer targets for Euro Charline.