Ivory mystified by Tropics flop
Last Updated: September 22, 2013 12:55pm
Dean Ivory will keep a check on Tropics over the next few days to see if anything comes to light after his sprinter was a big disappointment in the Ayr Gold Cup on Saturday.
The five-year was sent off 6-1 favourite for Scotland's premier Flat handicap after winning four races in 2013, but he beat only three home as Highland Colori took the prestigious prize.
"He's eaten up and seems all right on the way home. I want to see the race again. I was up at Ayr and haven't seen the replay properly," said the Radlett handler.
"I know he got bumped at one stage and Jim (Crowley) was saying he was a little unsuited to the ground. He also said the horse was a bit on the flat side, so I'll see how he is over the next couple of days.
"I'm sure there will be other days for him but that would have been nice for him to have his day of glory.
"Also where he was drawn (26) didn't help. It's a bit of a funnel with horses coming over. There are always hard-luck stories. It was just one of those days for us.
"I'm not in any hurry with him. He's been on the go for quite a while and I am thinking of maybe knocking him off for the season now. I'll make that decision in the next few days."