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Thursday 14 December 2017

Romeo’s big-name options

FOXTROT ROMEO, runner-up in the Irish 2000 Guineas, will next go to either Royal Ascot or Chantilly in search of Group One glory.

The Bryan Smart-trained colt belied odds of 33-1 to finish a one-length second behind Power in the Curragh Classic.

Connections are now considering the St James’s Palace Stakes at Royal Ascot on June 19 or the Prix Jean Prat in France on July 1.

“He ran well at the Curragh and he's a nice horse. He's not done anything wrong,” said Tim Jones, racing manager to owner Andrew Tinkler.

“It was great to see him justify Bryan's faith and run so well in Ireland. There's obviously the St James's Palace. He's got an entry in that and that is the natural course.

“Alternatively you can sit and let Ascot pass you by and wait for a race like the Prix Jean Prat which is an option out of the heat of the Ascot furnace.”

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