Fire Ship has Longchamp aim
Last Updated: 01/10/13 12:39pm
William Knight: Trains Fire Ship
Fire Ship will aim to add another French Group race to his record when he takes in the Prix Daniel Wildenstein on Saturday.
William Knight's four-year-old won the Prix Quincey at Deauville last time out and the plan ever since has been a return across the channel for the Group Two.
This time last year, Fire Ship was winning at Pontefract and Knight admits at the beginning of the season he doubted whether he would progress to Pattern company.
"It is very much the plan to run him this weekend," said Knight.
"I was a little worried at the beginning of this year when he lost his first couple of races whether he would be up to competing at this leve,l but you only need to look at him to see how much he has strengthened and matured.
"He has improved out of all recognition and the key to him is the ground.
"He loves getting his toe in, it is good to soft now with a bit of rain around so that should be perfect for him."Neil Callan will be on him again. He gets on very well with him and has won three from four on him."
Other British-trained entries include John Gosden's Gregorian, the Richard Hannon pair of Olympic Glory and Montiridge, David O'Meara's Penitent and the David Simock-trained Caspar Netscher.
Dermot Weld's Yellow Rosebud is also a possible.
Don Bosco, Style Vendome and Anodin are among the home team.