Tarruji debuted for me yesterday in a claimer in Deauville, finishing 5th of 16 and closing very well. While he wasn’t claimed, a trainer from Senonnes-Pouance was interested in him for slightly below the claiming price and we sold him on. Tarruji was originally bought with a partner with another client in mind, but this seemed a good deal; we paid just under 5,000 euros for him and he was sold for 10,500, which seemed a bit too good to refuse. He will go on to win, I’m sure, probably at a slightly longer distance.
Meanwhile, we’re looking forward to running Turfani in a 2,400-meter handicap on the fibersand on Wednesday. It’s a bit touch-and-go whether we’ll get in, because the field is limited to 16 and she’s currently sitting in the last spot, with two horses who have priority below her. We’ll know the final list tomorrow so I’m hoping she gets in. If she runs, she will carry the colors of her new owner, Alan Kennedy, for the first time.
The rest of the yard is doing well, and Skid Solo has an entry in the big Tierce handicap at Clairefontaine next week. He’ll be stretching out to 1,400 meters for the first time, but I think he’ll stay the distance. It will also be his first run with a turn, so it will be interesting to see how he handles it. He’s working well, and we know he has all the ability. These big handicaps are tough, but I still like our chances.