Roger Varian is trying to give Dragon Image a confidence increase following his below-par reappearance within the 1895 Duke Of York Stakes earlier this month.
The Cable Bay colt gained 4 within the row when educated by Archie Watson final season earlier than occurring to provide some tremendous efforts in defeat in a plethora of Group contests, which embrace the Commonwealth Cup when Dragon Image crossed the road in first, solely to be demoted by the stewards.
Nevertheless, the four-year-old appeared removed from his finest when a well-held seventh on the Knavesmire in his first begin for the Carlburg Stables handler and Varian is toying with the concept of a run in Haydock’s Achilles Stakes in an try to get the versatile operator again to his finest.
He stated: “He appears tremendous, nevertheless it was a disappointing run at York no matter manner you have a look at it, so we’re regrouping and we’ll must see how we go subsequent time.
“He’ll get an entry within the Achilles Stakes over 5 furlongs at Haydock and we’ll ponder that. His type is within the e book from final 12 months and he is adaptable over 5 and 6 furlongs, however we wish to see him run higher than he did at York. We have to rekindle no matter was lacking at York.”
Teona to overlook Coronation Cup
Varian additionally offered an replace on Teona, with the Group One-winning filly set to sit down out the Coronation Cup.
Final 12 months’s Prix Vermeille winner completed her three-year-old marketing campaign by choosing up a bronze medal behind Yibir within the Breeders’ Cup turf, however as a substitute of creating her reappearance at Epsom, might return in both the Prince Of Wales’s Stakes or Hardwicke Stakes at Royal Ascot and even make the journey to Eire for the Group One Fairly Polly Stakes.
“She will not make the Coronation Cup. She’s simply taking some time to return to herself, she’s tremendous, she’s coaching properly, however she will not be prepared for a racecourse in time to go to Epsom.
“She’s bought entries at Ascot and he or she’s additionally within the Fairly Polly later in June.”