Royal Ascot runner-up Tritonic back in action at Hamilton today

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July 16

Maybe it was just as well that Wednesday was a cool day as Tritonic had to undergo the 425-mile trip to Hamilton, where he runs in the Listed race today.

“There are only five runners and the ground looks like being good to soft,  so it’s the perfect race after his sterling effort at Royal Ascot,” said Alan.

“He added:”Tritonic is a big colt so appreciates a bit of juice, and underfoot conditions came right at the Royal meeting, where he was only beaten half a length by Highland Chief in the Golden Gates Handicap. He went up 4lb so it makes sense to try him in Listed grade, and as that was his first run for nine months it’s reasonable to think he might improve, especially now that he is going up in trip.”

We also have three runners at Sandown’s evening meeting tonight. Out of Reason is a newcomer by Breeders Cup winner Outstrip, while both Alargedram and Peckinpah are going up in trip, which should suit them well. Alargedram, who was gelded in the winter, had to be withdrawn on his intended seasonal debut as he was problematic at the stalls, so he will be equipped with the now familiar red hood down to the start to keep him relaxed.

And we are all looking forward to the much-improved Trueshan returning to the fray in the Listed race at Haydock tomorrow. Alan was pleased how well he shaped when fourth at Newmarket last month on his first attempt in this grade, and with ease in the ground in the north west he is hopeful of a big run. He won four of his five races last year and is an exciting prospect for the Barbury Lions team.