Tepin: won the opening race of Royal Ascot 2016
PICTURE: Edward Whitaker (racingpost.com/photos)
By Tony McFadden 8:15AM 2 JUL 2016
QUEEN ANNE STAKES heroine Tepin is likely to make her next start in the Woodbine Mile in September, connections have said.
A champion in North America, Tepin overcame soft ground and an unfamiliar course to win the opening race at Royal Ascot, stamping her credentials as one of the best milers in the world.
Tepin has won her last seven races in succession and she will be tasked with extending that record at Woodbine.
Quoted in Blood Horse, Norm Casse, assistant to trainer Mark Casse, said: “The goal is to run at Woodbine. If she is really training well we could run at Saratoga [in the Ballston Spa] but she would have to be really coming out of her skin for us to do that.”
Taken the travelling well
Tepin became the first horse trained outside of Europe to win the Queen Anne Stakes when she won at Royal Ascot last month and she has reportedly taken the travelling and the tough race in her stride.
Norm Casse said: “She’s good, she’s happy. It’s kind of crazy to go out there and look at her because it looks like she didn’t ever go over there [to Ascot]. She hasn’t missed a beat since she’s got back.”