Hold That Tiger's last two starts, the St. James Place and the July 5th Coral Eclipse at Sandown, where he finished ninth, are better than they look on paper, according to O'Brien.
"He ran a really good race in the St. James Place," O'Brien said. "It looked like the horse was crying out to go farther than the mile.
"He was coming with a nice long gradual run," the trainer said when asked about the Coral Eclipse. "And he just got into a few bits of trouble on the bend."
Darley Stable's Northern Rock set the pace and stayed on gamely at 28-1 in the Whitney, only beaten three lengths.PP, HORSE, TRAINER, JOCKEY, WGT.
1. Puzzlement, Allen Jerkens, Jorge Chavez, 126
2. Mineshaft, Neil Howard, Robby Albarado, 126
3. Northern Rock, Kiaran McLaughlin, Richard Migliore, 126
4. Thompson Rouge, Bill Mott, Jerry Bailey, 126
5. Hold That Tiger, Aidan O'Brien, Edgar Prado, 122
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