Hat-Trick for Charm Spirit 2YO
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday July 24

New Zealand-bred galloper Sansom made it three wins in a row at Sandown on Wednesday when victorious over 1300m.

The son of Charm Spirit jumped away well from gate six to take the early lead for jockey Ben Allen where he was able to dictate terms throughout and go on to win by nearly two lengths.

"It wasn't how I really mapped out the race, I would have liked to have had something to follow, but he was the first one out of the gate, so I thought I may as well take up the lead while he could," Allen said.

"He relaxed beautifully and each time he is stepping out he is improving. It's quite noticeable in his racing."

Charm SpiritTrainer Phillip Stokes was pleased with the victory and said Sansom is starting to develop into a nice racehorse.

"We have had to do a lot of work with him. He had been doing things upside down," he said.

"We have been trying to really restrain him, but you just have to let him go out and get his rhythm and he seems happy.

"The track conditions didn't worry him and he put paid to them well.

"I'm in two minds now. I was going to tip him out, I still might, and just see if he can go to something a little bit better down the track."

Stokes purchased Samson for $140,000 at the 2018 Gold Coast Magic Millions Sale.

Charm Spirit is a triple Gr.1 winning miler of the Prix du Moulin de Longchamp and Ascot's showpiece championship mile event, the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes and is Invincible Spirit's highest earning son.

Charm Spirit stands at Windsor Park Stud, Cambridge and with his first southern hemisphere crop rising 3YO's he has already sired leading 2019 2YO and Group winner Aretha as well as stakes placed Jager Bombed to go with his two northern hemisphere 2YO stakes winners