George finished a good second at Longchamp yesterday, putting together two decent races for the first time, which is very encouraging. It was a very low-level handicap, but he battled on well just the same in a messy race. He was trapped on the rail and got jostled and cut off two or three times, but sprinted to the finish when the rail opened up to grab second place in a field of 20. A month ago, I couldn’t sell him for 4,000 euros, and he’s earned nearly 7,000 euros since! He will now go to Guernsey, to run in the DerringBay Memorial Handicap (at least that’s what I’ve decided to call it). After that, we’ll reassess where to go with him.
Next up: Rendition gets another try on Monday in Maisons-Laffitte. It will be interesting to see how she handles her second time out.