Sharja Bridge emulated his stablemate Zabeel Prince by winning the Listed Doncaster Mile Stakes in impressive style and continue a purple patch for Varian Stable this spring.
Sharja Bridge's stylish victory at Doncaster on Saturday was Varian Stable's third victory in the race in just four years. The question is can Sharja Bridge climb to the heights of the dual-Group 1 winner Belardo who went on to win the G1 Lockinge Stakes later on that spring at Newbury? He certainly has the profile of a horse who is capable of climbing the ranks and his victory in last season's Balmoral Handicap at Ascot on Champions Day was simply electric. His next start may come in the G2 Sandown Mile at the end of April.
Canvassed continued the good run of things when running out an easy winner at Kempton on Wednesday. Now a four-year-old, this was only his second start and victory never looked in doubt under a confident ride from Andrea Atzeni. This son of Shamardal out of an unraced half-sister to Peintre Celebre is now unbeaten in two starts and he looks a highly exciting prospect for the coming season.