Time out for Carpenter
Last Updated: 28/07/14 4:36pm
Master Carpenter (noseband): Set for a rest
Master Carpenter is likely to have a rest through the end of the summer after a busy and productive spell for the Rod Millman yard.
After running behind Kingman in the Greenham Stakes, the chestnut has appeared five more times and took a Listed race at Sandown before making the leap to Group Three level at Chantilly.
A few days ago, Millman took Master Carpenter back to France for the Group Two Prix Eugene Adam at Maisons-Laffitte, where he was third behind John Gosden's Western Hymn.
"He came out of the race grand but he's had a few quick races now so he's going to have a bit of a break," said the Devon handler.
"He might not have stayed on the ground (at Maisons-Laffitte).
"He looked like he'd stay the mile and a quarter when he won over nine furlongs at Chantilly in the Group Three, but the rain came and it ended up being very heavy ground the other day so it was hard work.
"Western Hymn looked a lot more professional than he was in the Derby, and he looks a good horse anyway.
"He's been on the go a good while, so I'd imagine he'll probably be back for races in the autumn."
On the home front, Millman's juveniles are serving him well and Bonny Grey was third to smart prospect Alonsoa in last week's Listed Star Stakes at Sandown.
"We'd love to get her to win a Listed race at some point," the Devon trainer said.
"We've actually only run six two-year-olds, five have won and the other one has shown some good form, too."