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Triple Aspect team keeping options open

CONNECTIONS of unbeaten Triple Aspect are keeping their options open as they look to step the Danetime colt up in company for his next start.

Having followed up his surprise win in a Sandown maiden in July with a further success by the same two-and-a-half-length margin at Bath last time, his owners are now looking at a possible tilt at Group company, although the next port of call for the William Haggas-trained colt is very much ground dependent with both his wins coming on a quick surface.

Triple Aspect runs in the colours of Margaret Findlay, who until this season has been better associated with jumps racing, most notably Gold Cup winner Denman, although they have been seen in the winner's enclosure on five occasions from just 26 starts this year.                                                                               

While the Dubai Duty Free Mill Reef Stakes at Newbury on September 20 is the preferred option of Haggas, Findlay's son, Harry, is looking at a trip to Ayr for the James Barr-sponsored Harry Rosebery Stakes, a Listed race over 5f the previous day, with wet weather likely to rule out possible raids on races at Chantilly and the San Siro in the coming weeks.

He said: "William wants to go to the Mill Reef with him, but the weather forecast is terrible for next two weeks and it will be soft ground.

"I would like to go for the Group race in Italy but it has been raining there as well. He is a real firm ground horse so wherever the ground is firmest he will go. We are not scared if we have to step him up to six the way he finished over five and a half at Bath.

"There is also the Flying Childers at Doncaster but I am liking the race up at Ayr as there is less rain up there.

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