Romanised may return to France for next month’s Prix du Moulin following his impressive display at Deauville.
A surprise winner of last year’s Irish 2,000 Guineas, Ken Condon’s stable star struggled to make a significant impact during the remainder of his three-year-old campaign – but he has really found his stride this season.
Following fine efforts in defeat in the Lockinge at Newbury and the Queen Anne at Royal Ascot, the Holy Roman Emperor colt re-discovered the winning trail in the Group Two Minstrel Stakes at the Curragh before doubling his top-level tally in this month’s Prix Jacques le Marois.
Condon could not be happier with how his charge has recovered from those exertions and is looking forward to his next appearance, with the Moulin at ParisLongchamp on September 8 a potential next target.
“He has come out of the Marois very well,” said the Rathbride-based trainer.
“He’s just doing routine canters, but he is particularly fresh and well. I’m delighted with him.
“The entries for the Prix de la Foret (October 6) and the Moulin close today, so he’ll be entered in those – and we’ll see how he is in the next couple of weeks.”
Conditions underfoot will be a key part of the equation.
Condon added: “He’s a top-of-the-ground horse, so we’ll see what the weather is doing.
“We’ll discuss it with the owner. But the Prix du Moulin might be in pole position, because you would like to think the ground might still be in his favour in September, – whereas it might not be come October.
“Plans are fluid at the moment, but we’re very happy with how he’s been since the Marois.”