September 11, 2006 at 04:03 #2996
Anyone heard anything of Sir Percy’s re-appearance? I know he’s entered in the Champion Stakes and he’s in bookmakers lists for the Arc but does anyone know if he’s likely to take up either of these engagements? If he misses the Champion Stakes is he going to have a prep run for the Arc?September 12, 2006 at 17:35 #76792
In the Sportsman today, Marcus Tregoning confirmed that Sir Percy has been working "frightfully" well, as well as he was working in the Spring and has done plenty of work.
The yard are considering either the Champion or the Arc.
In my opinion, SP will be better suited by the Arc. As Tregoning says, he’ll be getting a handy weight allowance from the older horses.
Reading between the lines, I think they’ll run at Longchamp. Tregoning is a traditionalist at heart and a sporting trainer, with sporting owners. It’s a logical step despite the formidable older horses in opposition.
The Derby winning colt has also had the traditional summer break which historically seems to suit Arc runners. Getting weight, and on a line through Ouija Board, he could give Scirrocco (sp?)a decent race at likely inflated odds. (The Japanese horse is clearly the wildcard and must be backed, whatever).
Sixties Icon and Dylan Thomas have added some G1 lustre to the Derby form in the past week. And SP beat both of them. Sir Percy is a streetfighter and will be suited to the hustle and bustle of, perhaps, the world’s most prestigious all-aged race.September 12, 2006 at 17:51 #76793FlatSeasonLoverMember
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Actually I read they are considering going for the Arc and the Champion Stakes.(See RP website). Whether he runs depends on the ground not the competition as he will only run on ground with some give now. As I have an antepost voucher on him for The Arc I hope he goes there.
I wonder what Tregoning thought when Soumillon said that Rail Link was "now without doubt the best 3yo colt in Europe"?
So hardly deafly silence it all sounds like confidence is mounting.September 12, 2006 at 17:56 #76794Gareth FlynnParticipant
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The Derby winning colt has also had the traditional summer break which historically seems to suit Arc runners.
But not the tradtional Autumn prep which historically seems to suit Arc runners…September 12, 2006 at 17:59 #76795
Thanks for that Maxilon 5. I hope Sir Percy goes for the Arc I think everything would suit him and he’d go there with a big, big chance.September 12, 2006 at 18:42 #76796
Apologies guys. I hadn’t read the RP website when I posted this.
Gareth, for French horses, yes. Lets not forget Tregoning was on on the Hern team supervising the great Nashwan. The Niel did not suit the Derby winner, the journey, the pace, the ground; just about everything went wrong that day. He clearly wants to do things differently now he’s in charge.
A Group 2 race at Newbury this weekend was considered as a prep, but clearly they don’t feel there is any need. His debut win at Goodwood and the Guineas shows the animal can run fresh.September 12, 2006 at 19:30 #76797AidanMember
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I cannot believe they are actually doubting weither or not to run in the Arc….ok bar fast ground why the hell not?September 12, 2006 at 21:11 #76798clivexMember
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hes double the price of dylan thomas and the same as sixties icon. If what MT says is correct (and hes a very open and straightforward trainer with his comments) that doesnt make sense
The tough qualities are just whats needed for this race but wouldnt want him to so far behind as he did at epsom. Thats all really…September 12, 2006 at 21:26 #76799
Quote: from clivex on 10:11 pm on Sep. 12, 2006[br]hes double the price of dylan thomas and the same as sixties icon. If what MT says is correct (and hes a very open and straightforward trainer with his comments) that doesnt make sense
The tough qualities are just whats needed for this race but wouldnt want him to so far behind as he did at epsom. Thats all really…
<br>If he becomes a definate for the Arc expect his price to fall.
If he gets the same ride as he did at Epsom he’ll get beaten because of it. If he’s well ridden he’s gotta have a serious chance.September 15, 2006 at 04:20 #76800teenosoMember
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I i may offer my imput into this topic, i should like to point out that in Percy you have a horse that can quicken off either a slow or quick pace, show’s tremendous guts and won’t get beat through lack of trying, just hope they keep Dwyer for the ride though it’s possible Godolphin may be eying him up, (hope not)<br>Ground G-Soft, nice draw and form a queue,pay, pay, pay.September 15, 2006 at 06:57 #76801seabirdParticipant
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He will be a fresh horse!
ColinSeptember 15, 2006 at 11:22 #76802
Teenoso, Godolphin offered a Sheikh’s ransom for the horse after the Dewhurst, I understand.
The Pakerhams have no intention of selling. It’s Dwyer’s ride.;) And as Colin says, he’ll be fresh as a new coat of paint come three Sundays time.September 15, 2006 at 12:01 #76803AidanMember
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Shirocco and Deep Impact will hardly be "unfresh" either!!!September 15, 2006 at 18:13 #76804
I think one thing we can all agree on is that the Arc is building up to be one of the best races for a very, very long time. If I owned SP, I’d want to be part of it too.;)February 22, 2007 at 16:05 #898DannyMember
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Sir Percy may run at lingfield in the winter Derby next month if he bypasses Dubai. Is he gonna carry on racing then next season or is he being retired to stud after the race in Dubai/Lingfield
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