Middle Park mission for Siskin
Siskin will Operate at the Juddmonte Middle Park Stakes at Newmarket Instead of That the Goffs Vincent O’Brien National Stakes at the Curragh.
The Khalid Abdullah-owned Siskin is unbeaten in four starts to date, when shooting the Phoenix Stakes at the Curragh last 37, most recently providing his coach Ger Lyons with a first Group One victory in Ireland.
He had been a possible to lock horns with Charlie Appleby’s 2000 Guineas Pinatubo on the second evening of Irish Champions Weekend, but relations have elected to continue to keep their powder dry on September 28 to the Middle Park, a race.
Abdullah’s racing manager Teddy Grimthorpe explained: »At the back of our minds the Middle Park was the race we were looking at the majority of us.
« We simply feel he’s better suited sticking to six furlongs at this point. »
Off the rear of Siskin’s absence, Paddy Power make Pinatubo their 1-2 favorite for its National Stakes, at 11-4 second best together with the Aidan O’Brien-trained Futurity Stakes winner Armory.
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