Middle Park mission for Siskin
Siskin will Operate at Newmarket Instead of the Goffs Vincent O’Brien National Stakes at the Curragh.
The Khalid Abdullah-owned Siskin is unbeaten most recently providing his coach Ger Lyons with a first Group One victory in Ireland last month when shooting the Phoenix Stakes.
He had been a potential to lock horns with Charlie Appleby’s 2000 Guineas favourite Pinatubo on the next evening of Irish Champions Weekend, but connections have elected to continue to keep their powder dry on September 28 for the Middle Park, a race.
Abdullah’s racing director Teddy Grimthorpe explained: »At the back of the heads the Middle Park was always the race we were looking at most of us.
« We just feel he’s better satisfied sticking to six furlongs at this stage. »
Off the trunk of Siskin’s lack, Paddy Power create Pinatubo their 1-2 favorite together with all the Aidan O’Brien-trained Futurity Stakes winner Armory, for the National Stakes next greatest at 11-4.
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