Jamie Osborne considers plans for Toast Of New York
Last Updated: 06/07/14 2:50pm
Jamie Osborne (right) will let the dust settle
Jamie Osborne is keen to let the dust settle before discussing future plans for Toast Of New York after his slightly disappointing effort in the Belmont Derby on Saturday.
The three-year-old was a brilliant winner of the UAE Derby on World Cup night at Meydan at the end of March and sidestepped a tilt at the Investec Derby at Epsom last month in favour of a trip across the Atlantic.
Toast Of New York travelled smoothly to the home turn in the hands of Jamie Spencer, but was unable to sustain his finishing effort in the last quarter of a mile and passed the post in sixth.
Speaking from New York on Sunday, Osborne said: "He seems fine and I don't really know what happened.
"At the end of the day he was beaten five lengths in a Grade One, so he hasn't performed disastrously. It just wasn't what we expected.
"I suppose you half set yourself up for these things, but we think he underperformed, for whatever reason.
"He loomed up looking like the horse to beat on the bottom turn and has flattened out quite quickly.
"We'll get him home, give him a few tests and have a rethink. We live to fight another day."