You need everything to go right for you in a sprint and unfortunately yesterday it did not for THE TIN MAN.He had a nice position behind the leaders but he was shuffled back to almost last at a vital stage of the race but even so did his best to make up the ground and finished a game one and a quarter lengths behind the winner to finish fourth. It was a great run and as always we were very proud of him. He looked amazing in the parade ring and won best turned out.
The partners are hoping that his next run will be in the Prix Maurice de Gheest at Deauville which I think is the first Sunday in August. We are by passing The July Cup. James always said that Newmarket would not be his track but we relented last year having won The Diamond Jubilee and it was a mistake. This year we did not even enter him. He is likely to be entered in The Haydock Sprint and we will hope that it isnt bottomless this year as it has been the last two years. He will go on it but it isn’t his favoured ground as he cant quicken on like he can on the faster ground but he has finished second and third in it.
He came home last night and had eaten up within the hour so he doesn’t worry about much. He has been and still is a wonderful horse for The Fred Archer – Ormonde Partnership.