TROPICS, Dean Ivory’s star sprinter, was back on the track today at Windsor after a 660-day absence and although there was no fairytale return, he showed plenty to suggest he still has what it takes to star on the big stage this year.
The 9-y-o son of Speightstown, winner of nearly £1/2 million in prize money and twice runner-up in Europe’s richest sprint, the Darley July Cup, came sixth in the valuable Listed sprint over 6f, beaten six lengths.
The horse looked in great shape beforehand but it was always likely he’d need the run and although he never really threatened to land a blow, jockey Robert Winston was delighted with the run.
Tropics may be in the twilight of his career but he could still have a big say in some of this year’s top sprints! Watch this space!