Tim Easterby is looking forward to Art Power running in the top sprints in 2021 after the Dark Angel colt showed he is a force to be reckoned with when competing at the top level as a three-year-old.
Owned by King Power Racing, Art Power got better as the season progressed, despite meeting stronger company and older horses.
He went from winning a novice event at Newcastle in June, when racing resumed after being suspended since March, to lifting a Royal Ascot handicap and taking the Group Three Lacken Stakes at Naas in July.
After that he stepped into Group One company for his last three starts of the year, finishing sixth in the Nunthorpe Stakes at York and fourth in both the Haydock Sprint Cup and the British Champions Sprint at Ascot.
“We’re giving him a break now. He’ll be ready to run early season,” said Easterby.
“He can go either five or six furlongs really. There are a few possibilities, like the Temple Stakes and the Duke of York to start off with.
“He will be stronger next year. He was a late foal, so late developing, and we think he should improve a fair bit.
“It was a great run at Ascot. He’s exciting for next year.”