Excluding winning, I couldn’t have been happier with Triopas. He coped with the preliminaries so much better than he has done previously, switched off in his race and ran to the line. In hindsight, we should possibly have ridden him a bit closer to the pace but he will have learnt a lot today and didn’t have a hard time of it. He is getting there and has always been work in progress.
This morning Mary Eleanor had First Du Charmil had a little blow on the hill, others put in hard yards around the sand or cantered quietly up the hill. Our dentist was in to go through the whole yard.
Tomorrow, Mary Eleanor and First Du Charmil both run at Newbury, I thought I had found a great opportunity for First Du Charmil but other trainers noticed it cutting up too, on paper he has 2 to beat. He’s very well and learning his trade. Mary Eleanor looks to have a great chance on paper, a couple of the unraced horses look dangerous and she has to give 8lbs to 4 year olds.