Seventh Sky is a delight, says Mann after Warwick win
Charlie Mann hailed Seventh Sky "a trainer's dream" after he secured the fifth win of an excellent campaign in the feature event at Warwick.
The German recruit is hardly bred to be a chaser as a sibling to a handful of Group One winners on the Flat, but has been kept busy since arriving in Britain a little over three years ago and clearly thrives on his racing.
Three recent placed efforts suggested the assessor may have had his measure, but that theory was smashed to pieces as he turned in a sure-footed display in the Local Parking Security Ltd Handicap Chase.
On the speed throughout in the hands of Daryl Jacob, Seventh Sky jumped neatly for much of the extended two-and-a-half-mile journey, while the chasing No Buts struggled to match him down the back straight.
From the turn in, Mann's charge turned on the turbo and quickly left his field of rivals trailing, passing the post a full eight lengths clear.
Mann said: "He's an extraordinary horse. That was his 15th run of the season and he just loves his racing.
"He's a very well-bred horse. One of his brothers, Schiaparelli, was sold for £5.2million, and another brother, Samum, won a German Derby.
"I bought this horse from Peter Schiergen a few years back and he's just been tremendous for us so far.
"He's just a trainer's dream. He loves his work and he eats everything. I wouldn't mind another five just like him, that's for sure.
"If I gave him a break he'd just get fat, so we'll keep going with him and he's still a novice until the end of the season.
"We'll probably enter him for Aintree, but it might be a bit quick for him round there, so we'll also look at Ayr and Perth."