Richard Fahey is eyeing the Listed Cammidge Trophy at Doncaster as he plans a comeback for his sprinter Sands of Mali.
The five-year-old entire enjoyed a successful three-year-old season when winning the Group Three Prix Sigy at Chantilly and the Group Two Sandy Lane Stakes at Haydock before ending the season with a Group One triumph in the Qipco British Champions Sprint Stakes.
His career has been less successful since, however, with all four subsequent run ending in defeat.
Fahey is now hoping the horse can regain his old form when the British Flat season gets under way at Doncaster on March 28.
“The plan is to go to the Cammidge Trophy at Doncaster with Sands Of Mali,” he said.
“This year he doesn’t have a Group One penalty to carry and he has not been out in Dubai, so hopefully we can get him back on a winning run.
“He still remains a good horse if we can get him back to what he was.”
Fahey also outlined pencilled-in plans for Royal Ascot Jersey Stakes winner Space Traveller, who was last seen in November finishing eighth of 13 in the Breeders’ Cup Mile at Santa Anita.
The colt could now head for the bet365 mile at Sandown, with a tilt at Newbury’s Lockinge Stakes also considered.
“Space Traveller is in great form,” he said.
“He might go to Sandown for the bet365 Mile first, then the Lockinge. The track was too tight for him in America, which didn’t help him, but he ran OK.
“The big question is whether he is a Group One horse. He is a horse for the big day though, as he showed at Ascot and places like that. When he gets a good gallop that seems to suit him, as he just picks them up.”