Ben Haslam is making plans in the hope of Castle Hill Cassie ending her racing days on a high before she retires to the paddocks.
The all-weather fillies’ and mares’ championship final at Lingfield, the Listed Snowdrop Stakes at Kempton and a graded race in America are the options connections of the five-year-old daughter of Casamento.
First, she has a date in the covering sheds with young Australian stallion, Zoustar, in March.
Castle Hill Cassie showed her talent on the track with a smooth victory at Wolverhampton last race, a race she has taken in her stride, reports her trainer.
“She took the race very well. I don’t think she had a particularly hard race. She travelled well and put the race to bed,” said Haslam.
“She doesn’t do too much in front so she had a fairly easy race and we were pretty happy afterwards.
“She’s going to be covered by Zoustar, who stands at Tweenhills Stud, in early March and then she will be aimed at either the all-weather fillies’ and mares’ championship over seven furlongs at Lingfield and she will also have an entry in the Snowdrop Stakes at Kempton the day after over a mile.
“As long as she is in foal she will be able to run through May as well and we might look at a graded option for her in America in May as a swansong.
“I thought she handled the two turns over a mile at Wolverhampton well and we might have a look at a race over a mile in America for her on the turf as an option.
“I think she is probably good enough to be placed in a graded race certainly in America, so we might have a look at that as well.”