William Haggas may give Lincoln winner Addeybb a first all-weather outing after earmarking Kempton’s British Stallion Studs Hyde Stakes as a potential target.
The Newmarket trainer is considering dropping the four-year-old back in class for the mile Listed prize on November 21 – which he won last year with Second Thought – after Addeybb beat only one home in the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes at Ascot on Saturday.
Haggas said: “He ran awfully – but I don’t know why, and sometimes that happens.
“He was a bit fresh, and Gabrial got upset in the stall next to him. James (Doyle) said he got upset and that he ran with the choke out. That was not him at all.
“I’d like to eradicate that run, so I might just run him in a Listed race on the all-weather before I put him away.
“I was looking at the Hyde Stakes at Kempton possibly.”
Haggas stresses it will not be a precursor to a protracted all-weather campaign, though.
“He would have a big penalty, but I’d quite like to get another run into him – because it would seem a shame to put him away for another five months.
“He is not in my plans at all for the All-Weather Championships.
“But he has had a long summer off – and he is a racehorse, not an oil painting -so we want to get on and run him.”