Ta­neen sets the stan­dard at Kempton

Warwickshire Telegraph - - FRONT PAGE -

TA­NEEN has seen only lim­ited ac­tion so far this term but is one to fol­low as he re­turns from a lengthy lay off in the ebf­stal­lions.com Con­di­tions Stakes at Kempton.

Win­ner of one of his two maiden out­ings as a ju­ve­nile, Ta­neen was pitched into Listed com­pany on his re­turn this term with Roger Var­ian opt­ing to take a leap in class for the Carnar­von Stakes at New­bury.

He was a well-beaten sixth on that oc­ca­sion so it was no sur­prise to see Ta­neen switched back to hand­i­cap level next time out, when he promptly ran out a com­fort­able win­ner at Le­ices­ter to prompt a steep 12lb rise in the rat­ings.

That hike put him on to a mark of 101 which some­what lim­its Var­ian’s op­tions with Ta­neen and it was lit­tle sur­prise to see him floun­der a lit­tle off his re­vised pitch at New­mar­ket in July.

How­ever, that race has worked out pretty well with win­ner Danc­ing Star go­ing on to win the Stew­ards’ Cup while sec­ond-placed Price­less has since won at Listed level.

Ta­neen has been given a break since that run and given the dis­tinctly Amer­i­can flavour to his pedi­gree, it ap­pears to make good sense to try the all-weather and the con­di­tions of the race give him ev­ery chance of a glo­ri­ous re­turn.

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