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Triple Time

Triple Time is the Queen Anne winner now, he is not exactly under the radar any more, but he may still be under-rated. There is a feeling around that he was fortunate to win the Queen Anne, and he may not get the recognition that he is due as a result.
He did lots wrong in the Queen Anne. He broke smartly and was quickly into his stride, which meant that rider Neil Callan’s original plan had to be revised in-running. He was keen early on, with no cover. He raced on his own on the near side initially, he had to move to his right to join the main body of runners, and he was still keen. Actually, he didn’t drop the bridle until after then had gone three furlongs, he had to have expended lots of energy unnecessarily through those three furlongs. And yet, he picked up well in front, and he still had enough energy in reserve to see off the challenge of Inspiral inside the final furlong.

This was a fine performance by trainer Kevin Ryan and by his horse, to win a Queen Anne on his seasonal debut, on his first run since he finished seventh in a Group 2 race in France last October. He was the winner on merit too, the sectionals tell you that it wasn’t necessarily an advantage to race handily in the race. It is understandable that he was free early on, on his first run in almost nine months, and there is every chance that he can step forward again now with this run under his belt. He should be a big player in the Sussex Stakes next, and in all the top one-mile races between now and the end of the season.
Ascot, 20th June 2023