RACING: Toormore in good shape after tests



First published in Sport

WILTSHIRE-TRAINED horse Toormore has been given a clean bill of health after his run in the Qipco 2000 Guineas.

Richard Hannon's colt was crowned champion European juvenile last season and won the Craven Stakes on his return, but connections feel that race may have come too soon to the Classic as he could finish only seventh.

After having a tracheal wash on Tuesday the results have come back all clear and a plan of attack will be formulated after viewing the French and Irish Guineas in the coming weeks.

Tim Palin, racing manager for Middleham Park Racing, said: "Everything has come back fine.

"We'll see what happens now in the French Guineas and over in Ireland and we'll see who is going where.

"Then, the week before the St James's Palace we'll see how he is and whether he runs or not. There are no firm plans.

"It will be either the St James's Palace or the Prix Jean Prat I'd have thought, but there is a small chance he could be supplemented for the Irish Guineas as that is still some way off.

"We'll just see."


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