Lyons waits to give Piri go-ahead
Tuesday 26 June 2012
Ger Lyons is considering whether to let Piri Wango return to the track at the Curragh this weekend following his fine run in defeat at Royal Ascot.
The unexposed three-year-old was the trainer's only representative at the summer showpiece meeting and he ran with plenty of credit to finish fifth in the Britannia Stakes.
Given the speed he showed to take the lead over a mile, Lyons is keen to try his charge back over six furlongs, with Saturday's Paddy Power Sprint the first option.
"There's a chance he'll run this weekend, as long as the ground stays not too bad," said Lyons.
"There's a lovely three-year-old handicap at Newmarket coming up on July 13, so that's a viable option for him as well.
"He's won his maiden over six furlongs and being by Choisir, he's showing a lot of speed and a lot of quality.
"It's worth having a go at one of those big pots over six furlongs as he's breaking very quickly.
"The plan at Ascot was to take a lead but he jumps very free and if I can teach him to settle in and take a lead, he'll be a very smart horse.
"It was a huge run last week and if the rain hadn't turned up that morning, he'd have been in the (first) three."