Log Out Island to drop in grade to Listed company
Last Updated: 01/07/15 10:44am
Log Out Island is set to have his sights lowered on his next start after failing to run up to expectations in the Railway Stakes at the Curragh on Saturday.
The Dark Angel colt looked to have a major chance in the prestigious Group Two contest following a narrow defeat in the Norfolk Stakes at Royal Ascot, but after cutting out the early running in Ireland, he weakened quite tamely into third place.
Trainer Richard Hannon felt the run may have come too soon after his Ascot exertions and is confident the Godolphin-owned juvenile will bounce back.
He said: "It was probably a little bit quick for him, and you can tell that because he pulled a bit with his mouth wide-open. He's better than that and we'll find a Listed race, go down again and then come up."
Log Out Island finished just ahead of stable companion King Of Rooks in the Norfolk and he is being saved for a trip to Glorious Goodwood.
"He'll probably go to the Molecomb. He's a very fast horse and lost nothing in defeat (at Ascot)," Hannon told At The Races.