Impressive John Guest Bengough Stakes winner Shalaa is set to return to Ascot for the QIPCO British Champions Sprint on Saturday 15thOctober.
No run in 2016 before last Saturday had very little effect as Frankie Dettori was able to guide Shalaa under hands and heels to victory.
That was a sixth win in a row for the John Gosden three-year-old who has been cut in price for the Champions Sprint on Champions Day as a result.
It was soft ground at Ascot on Saturday, but Gosden would rather a quicker surface in just 12 days’ time back at the famous track.
"The horse is just full of himself - and so is the jockey! It is nice for him to have a double 20 years on. It is fantastic for him,” he said.
"We are very lucky we had the race two weeks before we have the big one. If we are happy with the horse over the next few days, we're longing to come back.
"Obviously the softer it gets, the more it compromises a horse with such an amazing amount of pure speed. But we understand that.
"We'd have loved to be in the Commonwealth Cup but we weren't, the July Cup and all of those races - it is history.
"It was a good prep, hands and heels, it was not our plan to do any more than that. I told him your stick is for holding - it is only for balance.”