DerringBay ran a clunker in Lyon yesterday, making a long trip all the harder. He broke oddly and never found his action. Boeuf said he had to niggle him along the whole time, and you could see that. I don’t see an obvious reason. His legs seemed fine today. He was coughing quite a bit after the race, and again this morning when he was hand-walked, so maybe he’s got something respiratory going on. I don’t think there is a bleeding issue, because it’s not like he didn’t finish – he just didn’t fire. He ate up everything like he always does, so if he’s sick, it’s not serious. Maybe, in the end, he’s as sick of Lyon as I am. If all is well, we’ll try him in the easiest race I can find in Deauville sometime near the end of the month.