Royal Scotsman is to be primed for a return to Goodwood following his podium end within the Coventry Stakes at Royal Ascot.
It was on the Sussex Downs that the Paul and Oliver Cole-trained colt broke his duck with a formidable five-length success over six furlongs final month, earlier than happening by just below two lengths behind Archie Watson’s Bradsell when third within the Group Two function on the opening day of the Royal assembly.
The Fitri Hay-owned son of Gleneagles was posted on the wing in stall one for that Ascot contest and was travelling better of all when hitting the entrance simply earlier than the ultimate third of the race.
Whereas in the end no match for the spectacular winner within the closing levels, connections really feel monitor place value the teenager a silver medal.
“He in all probability had an excessive amount of daylight and did a bit an excessive amount of and we expect he would have completed second with a bit of canopy,” defined Oliver Cole.
“In fact it provides you hope (for the long run), however I suppose you might be on the lookout for that additional edge the entire time and the best way I see it, if we might have had extra cowl we might have been second.”
Attentions now flip to the two-year-old races throughout July’s Qatar Superb Goodwood Competition that the Cole household have tasted loads of success in down the years.
“I feel we’ll return to Goodwood for both the Richmond Stakes or Classic Stakes,” Cole continued.
“Our intestine feeling is that he is extra of a back-end kind that we wish to carry out within the larger races on the latter finish of the season. So, going to Goodwood simply provides us a little bit of time following Ascot to let him mature as he is fairly an enormous horse.”
“I might say he is higher on softer floor, his sectional instances at Goodwood had been unbelievable and I feel to only sluggish the opposite two-year-olds down, I feel he is higher on floor with a little bit of give in it.”
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