"The tactics today were to kick on whenever Pat (Smullen) thought he was ready. We wanted to put it up to the others by putting the emphasis on stamina."
Weld added: "I was slightly concerned that he might not have quite have enough pace on the good ground but he showed that he had what it took." On future plans for the son of Sadler's Wells who won at odds of 7-1, Weld said, "He's finished for this year and I see no reason why he won't be trained for the Sagitta 2000 Guineas. On breeding, there is every reason to believe he will be a Derby horse." The time of 1:26 was 5.1 seconds slower than Hawk Wing's record-breaking clocking in the same race last year.
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