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Flying Officer

YO

Flying Officer and Frankie Dettori winning The Qipco British Champions Long Distance Cup
  • 2016 Series win-2nd-3rd - -
  • 2016 Total prize money

  • Sire-Dam -
  • Owner
  • Trainer

Summary

A brother to smart stayers Lucarno and Thought Worthy, he made only two starts as a juvenile and just one more as a three-year-old through injury.

On his return to action as a four-year-old, he won the Listed Further Flight Stakes before finishing second to Pallasator in the Jockey Club Rose Bowl at Newmarket. His final start of the campaign saw him finish sixth in the Long Distance Cup on Champions Day, beaten seven lengths by the winner Forgotten Rules.

However, he looked a different proposition in 2015, winning all three of his starts.

He didn’t make his reappearance until September but was a ready winner of a conditions event at Salisbury before going one better than 12 months previously in the Jockey Club Rose Bowl.

He then produced a career-best in the Qipco British Champions Long Distance Cup at Ascot under Frankie Dettori, taking the lead with two furlongs and staying on strongly to hold off the challenge of the fast finishing Clever Cookie.

Ran a cracker under a penalty on his first start in 2016 when a close third to Mizzou and Clever Cookie in the Sagaro Stakes at Ascot.

Was 6-4 favourite for the Betway Yorkshire Cup next time but had to be withdrawn shortly before the start after parting company with Dettori.

BCS Career statistics

Year Wins-2nd-3rd Prize money Group 1 wins Archived results

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