Winning return for Red

22 January 2018 00:38:38 GMTPlus11

Atomic Red returned to winning ways following a six-month spell to secure a place in the Chariots Of Fire next month.

The Chariots Of Fire will be raced on Miracle Mile night on 24th February and trainer Steve Turnbull says his promising pacer's preparation will be based around the Group 1.

"I only gave him a couple of light trials going into last night and he did well," Turnbull said. "He showed he will take another step up this time in.

"He will have an easy week now, then I will find a suitable race or two before the Chariots.

"The main thing was getting into the Chariots, and achieving that so early is fantastic as now I only have to concentrate on having him cherry ripe for that."

With reinswoman Amanda Turnbull in the sulky during his latest assignment, Atomic Red impressed when seeing off Gotta Go Ya Hu and Pay Me Sam in 1:50.3 over a mile.

Turnbull was impressed and believes there is even more improvement to come.

"His main attribute has always been his toughness as he just keeps going, but he is getting more speed as he gets older," Turnbull added.

"To run that sort of time when first-up from a long break was terrific and he will certainly be better next time around."

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