Romanised lines up a date in Deauville
KEN CONDON is targeting the Jacque Le Marois at Deauville in August for Romanised following his poor show at Royal Ascot.
There were high hopes for the three-year-old going into the St James’ Palace Stakes at Ascot last week after his victory in the Irish 2000 Guineas.
However, Romanised failed to spark and had to settle for seventh spot out of ten runners behind winner Without Parole, with Condon feeling the ground might have been a little too quick.
He feels the track at Deauville is similar to the Curragh and that will be the next port of call for Romanised.
Condon said: “We probably won’t go to Goodwood, hopefully he’ll go for the Jacque Le Marois. The straight mile at Deauville might replicate the Curragh as close as we can, and it’s only the second meeting of a month-long Festival so the ground should be nice.
“I don’t think Goodwood suits his style as he is slowly away and it's hard to make up ground there.”