Jeremy Scott has been used aback by the reaction to Dashel Drasher’s success in the Betfair Ascot Pursue on Saturday.
Within providing Scott with a first Quality One victory since Melodic Rendezvous in the 2013 Tolworth Hurdle, the particular eight-year-old continued his steep upwards curve, winning his third competition in succession – all on Ascot.
Whether he or she runs again this season, though, provides still to be decided, with Scott considering the Ryanair Chase at Cheltenham and the Bowl at Aintree.
“He’s come out of the competition really well, ” said Scott.
“Originally I wasn’t that will keen to run him again because he’s had three hard competitions all in a row.
“We’ll look at Cheltenham, but I believe that’s unlikely, possibly Aintree, yet it’s very much a case of we’re going see how he goes.
“It’s very exciting, but when I actually looked through there are really few options. There’s the possibility of Aintree, yet he’d probably have to step up in order to three miles there. Obviously there may be the two-and-a-half-mile race, but upon likely quicker ground and a stronger track it could be too sharp intended for him.
“It can all very much depend on the ground, We wouldn’t want to be running him upon fastish ground.
Searching back on the weekend, the Somerset-based trainer said: “To a point I believe we were lucky that we ended up inside a race with one who was ranked immeasurably higher (Cyrname) than the associated with us who were all rated quite similar.
“The response has been absolutely outstanding. People appreciate horses like him who usually pull a bit more out of the bag. These people really latch on them, it’s wonderful. ”