Roger Varian believes Eldar Eldarov needs to be considered as a real St Leger candidate because the Group One-winning coach plots a course to the Doncaster Traditional together with his Royal Ascot scorer.
The Dubawi colt, who price £480,000 on the gross sales, has proved to be value each penny thus far and maintained his unbeaten file in an exciting end to the Queen’s Vase when stepping up in journey to a mile and three-quarters on the Royal assembly.
The KHK Racing Ltd-owned three-year-old confirmed a sensible flip of foot to storm residence in that Group Two occasion having discovered himself effectively down the sector turning for residence, with the stylish operator prevailing by the barest of margins within the shadow of the successful submit within the palms of David Egan.
It’s his tempo that’s encouraging Varian his versatile colt may nonetheless show simply as efficient over a mile and a half, with Eldar Eldarov not in need of choices for his subsequent outing.
“It was a great efficiency I believed at Ascot, he needed to make up a variety of floor,” mentioned Varian.
“He clearly stays extremely effectively, however he should not be in need of tempo to make up the lengths he did off the house bend. I feel he’ll keep very effectively, however there isn’t a purpose to assume he will not be simply as efficient over a mile and a half as effectively.
“He is in nice type and has come out of the Ascot race very well. I would like to debate with the homeowners the place we’re going subsequent, however he holds an entry within the Grand Prix de Paris, Goodwood Cup, Nice Voltigeur, so he is effectively entered up and we’re happy with him and that is the primary factor.”
Nevertheless, it seems to be like the ultimate Traditional of the season, for which Eldar Eldarov is a greatest priced 8-1 with bet365, is the final word aim and Varian continued: “I feel so (a St Leger horse), I feel you would need to chalk him down as a Leger candidate, we simply must work out the path to take to get there.”
The Carlburg Stables handler additionally offered an replace on the well-being of 2000 Guineas fourth Eydon, who was a late absentee from the Derby with a slight setback having been fancied in some quarters for Traditional glory within the build-up to the Epsom showpiece.
The Sky Wager York Stakes on July 23 or the Prix Guillaume d’Ornano at Deauville on August 15 had been talked about by connections, however Varian has recommended it’s more likely to be August when the Feilden Stakes winner is subsequent sighted.
He mentioned: “Nothing has been firmly determined, however he’s again in work and we’re actually pleased together with his situation. He is not completed any quick work but and I feel August might be when you will note him – fairly in what, we should wait and see.”
Nevertheless, Varian’s Group One-winning filly Teona has been retired after assembly with a setback.
Winner of the Prix Vermeille, she had not been seen since ending third to Yibir within the Breeders’ Cup Turf in November.
Varian posted on Twitter: “We’re dissatisfied to report that Teona has met with a season-ending harm and shall be retired. She was a pleasure to coach and may now take pleasure in her second profession as a broodmare.”