VARDY, 6-1 for Saturday week’s L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate and now 11-2 joint second favourite for the Sun Met, has come out of his WSB Green Point win exceptionally well, writes MICHAEL CLOWER.
Trainer Adam Marcus commented: “He is sound, eating up, looking superb and I am almost of the opinion that he has come on from it,”’ said his trainer who has been giving a lot of thought to the instruction he received from the stipes to ensure that the gelding does not hang in when passing other horses.
“I have spoken to my Dad (Basil) in detail about this and he says that quite often it’s because the horse is looking for company and so wants to run up to other horses.
“In Vardy’s work at home he doesn’t hang and in his gallop with Twist Of Fate before the Green Point he also went dead straight.
“I think he does it in a race because he is immature but we are going to continue to work on it and I think the more he races the more he will grow out of it.” – Gold Circle.