El Astronaute who I purchased for £38,000 as a breeze-up horse won the Listed Midsummer Sprint Stakes at Cork on Friday evening. The son of Approve was winning his 11th career race and took his earnings to over £250,000. His win tally has included 2 x Listed races, Glorious Goodwood, York (x2), Chester (x2), Newmarket and Epsom. A step into Group company might well be on the cards for this progressive sprinter.
Congratulations to his owner Ross Harmon, trainers John & Sean Quinn and jockey Jason Hart.