All systems go for Sequence
Sunday 8 July 2012
David Lanigan is looking forward to Main Sequence taking his chance in the Juddmonte Grand Prix de Paris after deciding to bypass Royal Ascot.
The Newmarket trainer stands by his decision to wait for the Group One at Longchamp on Saturday evening for his stable star.
Main Sequence covered himself in glory when snatching second place behind the brilliant Camelot in the Investec Derby, even though it meant he lost his unbeaten record.
"He worked on Saturday which was his last serious piece of work and I'll do an easy piece on Wednesday. He seems fine," Lanigan told At The Races.
"I know after Epsom that Royal Ascot was three weeks later, but some horses run a little bit flat at Ascot, so we decided early on to give that a miss and he'll travel to France on Friday.
"Imperial Monarch looked very unlucky in his last race in France (Prix du Jockey Club) with the traffic problems he had so I don't think we've seen the real Imperial Monarch yet.
"Touch wood we get there in one piece, everything goes well and we give it the best shot we can.
"I'd like good or better ground. I wouldn't want extremes and I think they are pretty hopeful we're going to have decent ground."