Hugo Palmer will consider completing his runner-up in the Royal Ascot Flaming Rib for the Darley Cup of July in Newmarket.
Winner of the Chester meeting in May, the stallion Ribchester has since finished second at Sandy Lane in Haydock and in the Commonwealth Cup Friday, when he was defeated a quarter of a quarter by Perfect Power.
Links need to consider whether to add Flaming Rib to the July 36 pitches of Juli Cup or keep their dust dry for other sprint purposes later in the year.
Palmer said Monday: “He came out great. There was a little gallop this morning and it looked great.
“We will follow the July Cup. I don’t think Nature Strip is going, it’s going to get a little more interesting, so we’ll see.
“He’s not involved in it, so it’s going to have to be supplemented, so it’s a pretty big call and he can go to Hackwood Stakes in Newbury next weekend. That’s something we’re going to have to discuss.”
The head of Manor House believes that the fact that Flaming Rib has proven itself in more test conditions in winning the Listed Doncaster Stakes in the fall, gives the team more opportunities.
He added: “The great thing about him is that he is the winner on the list of very soft land and there is no much faster terrain than land in Ascot on Friday – he is one of those very rare horses that really go on all sorts. terrains.
“He is a wonderful horse who is getting stronger and more manly and I think he will be a better horse at four, but it would be good to win a group race with him this year.
“He can go to France, he has Haydock (Sprint Cup), he has the Ascot race at the end of the year (Qipco British Champions Sprint) and he has Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint.
“The world is largely our oyster with it. He’s such a strong horse that he has had three starts this year and he could have had a busy autumn, so we don’t have to go straight to the July Cup, especially when we know he’s versatile. “