Ken Condon is looking forward to getting Romanised ready for the Prix Jacques le Marois next month after the four-year-old enjoyed a well-deserved success in the Minstrel Stakes at the Curragh.
The son of Holy Roman Emperor had run several fine races in defeat, including in the Queen Anne at Royal Ascot last month, since his victory in the Irish 2,000 Guineas in May 2018.
He finally got his head in front again in this Group Two over seven furlongs, running down Hey Gaman and Frankie Dettori.
It played to Romanised’s strengths and all roads now lead to Deauville for the Group One over a mile on August 11.
“He was very good. Everything went smoothly and he enjoyed the strong pace,” said Condon.
“The race was set up perfectly for him and it was great to see him put up that display and win in the style he did. We were delighted with him.
“It was good to see him back after his good runs earlier in the season.
“He’s fine and everything seems good. He’ll have an easy week or 10 days, and then we’ll try to get him ready for the Jacques le Marois. We’ve plenty to look forward to.”