George Scott is leaving no stone unturned with Rocket Rodney as all roads result in a visit to Keeneland and the Breeders’ Cup in November.
The speedy son of Dandy Man has acquitted himself effectively in his profession up to now, already a runner-up in a sizzling renewal of the Windsor Fort Stakes at Royal Ascot and a Listed winner in Sandown’s Dragon Stakes.
These two high-class performances noticed the teenager despatched off because the evens favorite for the Molecomb Stakes at Goodwood, the place Rocket Rodney once more marketed his smooth-travelling nature and blistering tempo earlier than being mugged within the closing levels by the unexposed filly of Richard Hannon, Trillium.
Scott is now working in direction of Rocket Rodney’s end-of-season goal on the Breeders’ Cup and sees a visit to the French capital for the Prix d’Arenburg at ParisLongchamp on September 1 as the best place to document each his third victory of the season and get his steady star acclimatised to travelling oversees.
“He is come out of the race at Goodwood effectively,” mentioned Scott. “With a month or so till his subsequent anticipated begin I have been in a position to give him a quiet week.
“I am eager to get his head again in entrance and the Group Three Prix d’Arenburg may very well be the best place.
“My plan could be very a lot to concentrate on the Breeders’ Cup in November, so getting him travelling definitely will not do him any hurt forward of going to America.
“He is rock-solid mentally, however the expertise of getting him on the field and on the ferry to Paris can solely profit if we’re considering of going to Keeneland later within the yr.
“I feel he is a horse that’s going to be finest held up as effectively. At Goodwood he travelled properly into the race and was there to be shot at by Richard Hannon’s filly, however on the similar time we had been crushed truthful and sq. on the day.
“It is nonetheless early days with these horses and I am studying about Rocket Rodney on a regular basis. I am assured he is a top-class horse and I am wanting ahead to what lies forward of him.”