Turfani's opinion hasn't changed

Turfani told me in no uncertain terms last year that she didn’t care for heavy ground, and she made sure I got the message again this year when I tried it at Craon on Monday. The ground wasn’t really heavy as such, but it was very hashed up after three days of racing and just enough rain. She was drawn 1 on the cord, so had no choice but to run over the worst of it. She was already struggling entering the final turn, so Fabien dropped his hands and coasted home – a good decision. She spent Tuesday sleeping it off, and will be in easy work until I can find her something on the fibersand in Deauville. There is little point in trying to run her on turf from here on out. Meanwhile, we’re looking forward to George on Monday in Maisons-Laffitte, where he will run a 1,300-meter straight-line handicap. I wanted to run him on Saturday at Longchamp, but we didn’t make the cut. I’m hoping the Monday entry will suit him.

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