Tabdeed will bid for a repeat of final yr’s victory within the bet365 Hackwood Stakes at Newbury on Saturday.
The Owen Burrows-trained chestnut returned to motion at Newcastle just lately with a high quality fourth within the Chipchase Stakes to Chil Chil, who ran properly within the July Cup subsequently.
“I was very pleased with him at Newcastle in the Chipchase and that should have put him about spot on,” stated Burrows.
“David (Probert) kicked himself a little as he said if he’d just followed the winner through he’d have been a bit closer.
“He simply acquired a bit drained within the final half a furlong – which he was entitled to – and I’ve been happy with him since.
“There’s not many in it. Given what David stated we’d have been second final time with a transparent run and given we all know he likes that race it is the plan to run him.
“As long as it’s not very soft or very quick he’ll be happy, it was on the fast side of good last year when he won it and if it’s that again we’ll be pleased.”
Burrows has some considering to do relating to Hukum’s subsequent goal.
The four-year-old acquired again to successful methods with a trendy show within the John Smith’s Silver Cup over a mile and three-quarters at York on Saturday, having run properly within the Hardwicke at Ascot.
He now has choices at Goodwood, in France and additional afield. But as but none are set in stone.
“I had a brief chat with Angus (Gold, Shadwell racing manager) pretty soon after the race about plans,” stated Burrows.
“There’s a Group Three at Goodwood, the Glorious Stakes, which is 20 days from Saturday which he’d have a penalty in. Early signs are he’s come out of the race fine.
“There is a Group Two in France on the finish of August (Grand Prix de Deauville) which I have not spoken to Angus about really which may very well be a plan as properly.
“Angus has also mentioned the Canadian International, but that is the end of October so a long way down the line.”
He went on: “He certainly stayed the trip on Saturday, Outbox had an easy lead and didn’t go a mad pace which helped us. I’ve said before I don’t think he’s ever going to be a Cup horse, though.
“The Irish Leger was mentioned, however we determined not to put him in it in the long run. There’s the Geoffrey Freer in the midst of August we will have a look at as properly.
“We ran him over 10 furlongs first time out, but he didn’t get competitive that day. He is a strong traveller, though.
“I do not get too bullish, however I might have been dissatisfied if he’d have gotten crushed on Saturday. He’s very constant and I want I had just a few extra like him.”
Source – SkySports