FORMER SA Derby winner Irish Flame bounced back to winning ways with a commanding victory in a Conditions Stakes over 2200m at Kempton Park Racecourse, London, on Thursday evening.
Irish Flame looked a class above, striding 3,25-lengths clear on the Polytrack under jockey Luke Morris. He set a course record in the process.
Mike de Kock commented: “We’re glad Irish Flame has come back to winning form. He was lacklustre in Dubai last season, but I’ve seen that happen with horses that travel between continents. He’s enjoyed himself in England and my team has done as a good job with him.”
Irish Flame is being prepared for the Hong Kong Vase at Sha-Tin in December.