JOHN QUINN had a weekend he won’t forget in a hurry when stable stalwart Safe Voyage showed he remains in resplendent form when netting the Group 2 Boomerang Mile at Leopardstown on Saturday before runner-up Keep Busy and Liberty Beach, unlucky-in-running, kept the flag flying in the Group 1 Flying Five at the Curragh on Sunday.
All roads will lead to the Breeders Cup Mile at Santa Anita for Safe Voyage and his two speedy three-year-old fillies will be testing their mettle in top Sprints in the next few weeks and beyond for the Malton trainer.
Quinn has pulled a few rabbits out of the hat in the two-year-old division with Signora Cabello (2018 Queen Mary and Prix Robert Papin) and The Wow Signal (2014 Coventry Stakes and Prix Morny) and, although not maybe of that class, houses a likeable sort in Ballyconneely Bay who should soon be improving on a second spot at Ascot recently.
With a few of his three-year-olds also likely to try their hands in juvenile hurdles this winter it continues to be busy times ahead for the Bellwood House trainer and, in a truncated season, he is only six short of last year’s Flat total of 36 winners.
John kindly spoke to Tony Elves of attheraces.com about his hopes for his team this Autumn.