Moone trainer Jessica Harrington is dreaming of Classic glory next season with Dragon Pulse, who has been retired for the year. The colt had been entered in Saturday’s Racing Post Trophy at Doncaster but connections decided against taking up that option.
The horse beat subsequent Dewhurst winner Parish Hall in the Futurity Stakes and only went down by half a length to Power in the National Stakes. Harrington has decided that he has done enough for the season, and is hopeful he can develop into a 2000 Guineas contender.
“We decided against going to Doncaster, but he’s absolutely fine,” she said.
“We just thought it was getting late enough in the year, so he’ll go for his winter break now and we can spend the winter dreaming.
“You’d have to say his form is very good. He’s beaten Parish Hall and just got beaten by Power, so you’d like to think he could be a Guineas horse. He’s not entered at Newmarket – he’s only in the Irish Guineas – but we’ll see how he goes after his break and go from there.”