A GOOD season for English-trained horses in some of the country’s quality sprint races continued as Glen Shiel struck for Archie Watson and Oisin Orr in the Group 3 Rathasker Stud Phoenix Sprint Stakes.

Just a week after winning a conditions race at Newcastle, this Hambleton Racing-owned six-year-old coped splendidly with a rise in class under former dual champion apprentice Oisin Orr (right) to spring a 12/1 surprise.