Paul Midgley believes there is more to come from Line Of Reason
Last Updated: 29/06/14 1:58pm
Being gelded has made a man of Line of Reason
Paul Midgley believes there is more to come from Line Of Reason after the sprinter landed a big pot in the Paddy Power Scurry at the Curragh on Saturday.
The North Yorkshire trainer will wait to see what the handicapper makes of the four-year-old's victory over 22 rivals in a competitive six-and-a-half-furlong handicap before firming up plans.
Midgley reported the Kheleyf gelding to have taken the Irish trip in his stride.
"I can't believe how he's come out of it. He's been bucking and kicking and was really sprightly in the paddock this morning, so happy days," he said.
"He had two long days travelling and has come out of it great. It was excellent, a great performance. Hopefully he can progress and I can't see why he can't.
"What made him was that he was castrated over the winter and he's big and strong now and is a real good-looking horse.
"We paid a few quid for him (out of David Simcock's stable last year) and he's probably paid that back now in prize money. Where we go next would depend on the handicapper. How much he'll put him up, I don't know.
"If went up to 90 he'd go to Pontefract on July 8 (for the King Richard III Stakes). If he was north of 90 he could go for the Sky Bet Dash at York (on July 26) or the Stewards' Cup (at Glorious Goodwood).
"There are lots of options. The great thing is he's only four and he's progressing."