Saturday 23 September 2017

Suedois sticks on well to claim Boomerang honours

Suedois (red) lands the Boomerang Stakes
Suedois (red) lands the Boomerang Stakes

Suedois displayed a determined attitude when running out a gutsy winner of the Clipper Logistics Boomerang Stakes at Leopardstown.

The son of Le Havre hugged the inside rail in the early stages and once angled out by Danny Tudhope, showed plenty of tenacity to fend off the late thrust of True Valour.

David O'Meara's charge was having just the second run of his life over a mile and the 100-30 chance saw out the trip well under a strong Tudhope drive to win by half a length.

Sir John Lavery (11-8 favourite) endured a luckless passage under Ryan Moore before thundering home to snatch fourth.

Tudhope said: "He's a grand horse and has been campaigned at a high level all season.

"We had a change of tactics today. I thought I'd just be better dropping in him and it's worked.

"You could drop him back in trip and ride the same tactics. You could ride him any way, really."

He added: "He had been campaigned mostly over six furlongs, but stepped up in trip on his last two runs and ran really well.

"There are more options at the trip and he won over seven furlongs in France. He did it well."

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