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Kent thinks about Ascot Gold Cup for Tac de Boistron

By Adrian Dunn TVN Thursday, December 27, 2012 - 2:33 PM

 MICK Kent is considering an Ascot Gold Cup campaign for former French stayer Tac De Boistron. 

Kent said the trip to the UK is dependent on whether the Sydney autumn carnival, most particularly the Sydney Cup, is rain affected. 

“The Sydney Cup is his aim, but if it doesn’t rain I’ll send him back to Europe and aim at the Ascot Gold Cup,” Kent said. 

“Why not? 4000 metres on a wet track. Look, he’s a wet tracker, he’s a long pastern, wet-ground horse. 

“Usually you get some rain affected tracks here in the spring, but it was like a road and he doesn’t let go on it.” 

Kent said he would give Tac De Boistron just the one lead-in race to the $500,000 Group 1 Sydney Cup (3200 m) on April 27. 

Tac de Boistron, the winner of the Prix De Nievil, a Group 2 race, at Longchamp (2800 m) in July, finished second last in the Melbourne Cup.

“He’s back in now. We put him out and like all the European horses they’ve never had a spell before and he stood in the middle of the paddock, but he settled down well," Kent said.

 

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