More to come from Romeo
Next year could see more from Foxtrot Romeo
Last Updated: 16/09/12 2:10pm
Foxtrot Romeo: None the worse for his mishap
Connections have reported Foxtrot Romeo to be none the worse after briefly running loose when unseating his rider in the paddock at Doncaster on Saturday.
The Irish 2000 Guineas runner-up unshipped Johnny Murtagh during the preliminaries and was given the all-clear to run in the OLBG Park Stakes.
The Bryan Smart-trained colt was in the process of running a good race when he was hampered in the closing stages and eventually finished seventh behind Libranno.
"He was stopped when he was just getting into top gear, he's big horse with a long raking stride and once you break that stride pattern over seven furlongs, it's very difficult for a horse like him then to re-find the thread," said Tim Jones, racing manager to owner Andrew Tinkler.
"He was fine after the paddock scenario and I think he will be a very interesting horse as a four-year-old over a mile and beyond.
"He's a great big individual and whatever he's doing now you'd have to hope he could advance on with another winter under his belt."