Richard Fahey is pondering a Breeders’ Cup journey for his Prix de l’Abbaye winner The Platinum Queen.
The 2-year-old has impressed all season as she progressed from novice firm to Group races, ending second in each the Nunthorpe at York and the Flying Childers at Doncaster.
Partnered by Hollie Doyle within the Abbaye, she grow to be the primary juvenile to land the race at ParisLongchamp since 1978.
“I used to be over the moon with The Platinum Queen successful the Abbaye on Sunday,” the coach advised www.sportinglife.com. “As a coach, watching her canter each morning, you would not assume such a good-moving filly would deal with the bottom in Paris – however she did. It simply reveals you by no means know every thing on this job – you are studying on a regular basis, nevertheless a few years you have been doing it.
“I might have stated the bottom would positively have been an enormous hinderance to her. Hollie Doyle stated she coped with it, although, and half pulled up in entrance – then went once more when the second made his problem.
“It was improbable to see her win a Group One having been second within the Nunthorpe and simply overwhelmed within the final strides of the Flying Childers. It modifications issues, although, transferring ahead too.
“Now she has the Group One penalty to hold we would wait till Royal Ascot for her first begin – Commonwealth Cup or the King’s Stand – it additionally makes you assume very strongly about going to America this autumn.
“The Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf Dash over five-and-a-half furlongs can be on my thoughts. It might be round a bend. We have solely bought one activate the gallops at house but it surely’s left-handed and he or she’s been spherical it loads of instances with no drawback. We can’t know till the day, however she has an inclination to go left and I do not assume the observe at Keeneland can be an issue.
“I’ve by no means skilled a faster two-year-old. She’s so quick, we determined to hold onto her somewhat on Sunday due to the bottom and she will be able to go faster than that.
“She goes quick simply – she at all times has since she got here in from the breeze-up gross sales, however she does take somewhat managing.
“She spends a whole lot of time on the treadmill and solely canters two or three days every week and can solely achieve this if Oisin Orr is offered to journey her. She’s simply enthusiastic and Oisin has made an enormous distinction to the filly, each and off the observe.
“I might nonetheless wish to take Barefoot Angel to the Breeders’ Cup too if she will get in after her run at Redcar. She’s a proficient filly and I am wanting ahead to seeing her stepped up in journey sooner or later.”