Dutch Masterpiece continued his rise through the sprinting ranks for trainer Gary Moore when producing an impressive performance at Newmarket last Saturday to easily win a competitive five furlong event against his contemporaries and according to Moore his progressive profile has been catching the eye of some potential suitors.
Speaking from his Cisswood base earlier this week, Moore said: “I was delighted he could win considering he was on the wrong part of the track and to do it in a really fast time was impressive.
“He’s got options in Group 3, Listed and handicap races so I haven’t got a definite plan for him but he could be sold to race in Hong Kong. There’s nothing definite been agreed yet but it’s a possibility.”
It would be disappointing for Moore to lose Dutch Masterpiece after he has placed him to win five of his eight career starts but the trainer will have undoubtedly fulfilled his obligations to the horse’s owner and that is very much the name of the game.
Tomorrow evening at Windsor, Moore will hope he can continue his stable’s excellent form when he sends Jupiter Storm for a valuable middle distance handicap at the Berkshire venue.
This horse has flourished in his two starts this season, winning on both occasions under front running rides.
Although the handicapper has wreaked his revenge for Jupiter Storm’s most recent eight length success which came over tomorrow’s course and distance, this is an individual whose confidence is high and who is just starting to realise the potential connections have always felt he has had.
Windsor suits front runners and the forecast quick ground mean conditions should be ideal for Jupiter Storm – and whilst Moore pointed out that this is a significant rise in class and improvement was required, he has been happy with the horse’s preparation.
The early entries show some powerful stables are likely to be opposing Jupiter Storm but it is likely we have yet to see the end of his winning form this season and this race is the right option for him at this time.
The Lewes trainer Jim Best saw his run of four consecutive winners come to an end on Wednesday at Worcester when his young mare Bugsy’s Girl was defeated on her second racecourse appearance.
She betrayed her inexperience prior to the race when behaving very greenly and causing the champion jockey AP McCoy to dismount her.
Bugsy’s Girl did not indicate to me that she resented being on the track.
She just looked like an excitable youngster and the kindness showed to her by McCoy during the race should benefit her in the long term.
I would suggest that there is more to come from the mare and Jim concurred with that view.
“She was just being a bit silly really.
“She did it at Plumpton and is a bit like it at home. I think there’s more to come,” were his comments.