Great Things Still Expected of Tropics
Following a disappointing sixth at Saturday’s Stewards’ Cup at Glorious Goodwood, a race which he was expected to win, Tropics still retains the full support of Jockey Dean Ivory, who believes there is still a lot to be achieved by the five-year-old.
Finishing three and a half lengths behind winner Rex Imperator, Tropics appeared to be out of it from the get go, jumping from gate six, with the eventual top three all leaving from high draws.
Speaking to racingpost.com after the dust of the Stewards’ Cup had settled, Ivory commented on the previous success that earned Tropics his pre-race favourite status.
“He’s been a superstar for us. When you think he started this season on 84 and was favourite for the Stewards’ Cup off 106, you can see what progress he’s made” Ivory said.
“Things just didn’t work out at Goodwood last Saturday as he was drawn in five and the first three came from 26, 28 and 25.
“I’m very excited about him as I know we have a lot of untapped potential to work with”.
Stable mate to Tropics, Sirius Prospect also received a gleaming review from Ivory, who hinted at a step up in trip may be the answer to a recent winless streak.
“He has a fantastic campaign as a three year old, but has been suffering ever since” Ivory said.
“He ran 12 times last year without success and his mark dropped a mere 4lb. That said, he should have won a couple of those races, but things didn’t work out.
“This year he’s down to a more realistic 102 and won a good York handicap last month.
“We’ve been running him over six furlongs in good sprints, but he wants seven and needs time to get himself sorted” Ivory said.
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