Friday 15 November 2019

Oxx mystified by Hartani flop

Keith Hamer

Trainer John Oxx has no immediate plans for Hartani after being slightly disappointed with his run in the Irish St Leger.

The three-year-old colt, owned by the Aga Khan, was only eighth of nine behind Royal Diamond in the staying Classic at the Curragh on Saturday.

"It was a little bit disappointing. I don't think he quite ran his race," said the Curragh handler.

"There wasn't any great pace. It was a sprint at the end and it was a bunch finish. They were all on top of each other.

"He requires a test of stamina which he didn't get, so it was a bit of a non-event for him.

"I'm not sure where he'll go next. We haven't made any plans yet."

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