Tuesday 19 November 2019

Zawraq plans remain fluid


Future plans remain fluid for Leopardstown 2000 Guineas Trial winner Zawraq.

Dermot Weld's three-year-old, who lowered the colours of the well-regarded Sir Isaac Newton on his sole start as a juvenile, has several options on the table at present.

Next month's Qipco 2000 Guineas at Newmarket has been mooted as one possible destination, but owner Sheikh Hamdan al Maktoum's racing manager, Angus Gold, was keen to stress that no firm decision has been reached.

"There hasn't been any plan made yet, we're very much going to take our time with him and see," Gold said.

"We'll sit down with Sheikh Hamdan and Dermot and have a discussion as to whether we go straight to the Guineas or wait for the Derby trial (Derrinstown Stud Derby Trial) back at Leopardstown.

"We've always liked him, he's got plenty of class and we've always thought he'd be a stayer."

PA Media

The Left Wing: Champions Cup preview, the World Cup hangover and Joe Schmidt's next team

Editor's Choice

Also in Sport