ROGER Teal is contemplating a drop back to seven furlongs for the Qatar Lennox Stakes with stable star Tip Two Win.
The Dark Angel colt, who secured a couple of lucrative victories in Qatar over the winter, outran his 50/1 odds when runner-up to Saxon Warrior in the 2000 Guineas at Newmarket in May and again mixed it with the best when fourth in the St James’s Palace Stakes at Royal Ascot.
The Sussex Stakes over a mile is an alternative option at Goodwood and connections have not ruled out supplementing Tip Two Win for that contest.
Teal said: "He’s entered in the Lennox and that’s a possibility, we’re just really playing it by ear at the moment and we will see how he is later in the month.
"We’ve not ruled out supplementing for the Sussex, but he is a May foal, so I’m just a little bit concerned about taking on the older horses over a mile. He might be better taking them on over seven furlongs as he was such a late foal.
"He took a while to get settled at Ascot, so maybe dropping back to seven furlongs with a stronger pace would help him settle a bit quicker. Obviously things can change, we’ll see how he is towards the end of the month and he can tell us what to do."