Father Patrick at the point of progression

Horse Racing

Father Patrick at the point of progression

Assistant trainer Peter John Parsard says bay gelding ready to give his best in 2000 Guineas

Observer writer

Friday, April 12, 2019

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ASSISTANT trainer Peter John Parsard is of the view that Father Patrick conditioned by his father Ian, is in good stead to give a competitive showing in the 2000 Guineas scheduled for Sunday, April 14, 2019 at Caymanas Park.

Father Patrick last raced in the Prince Consort Stakes on March 16 and was just beaten b y Toona Ciliata inside the final furlong of the 7-furlong (1,400m) event.

Peter John told this publication that Father Patrick is on the improve and should once again show his worth, this time in the 2000 which is run over a mile (1,600m).

“Concerning Father Patrick and the 2000 Guineas Classic, at this time of the year the best three-year-olds are either progressing or regressing and we think that Father Patrick is at a point of progression. We learnt a lot about him and his capabilities in his last race which is valuable information for us as we prepared him ( Father Patrick) for the Guineas. We have made a few changes and at Guineas time we will see the result of those adjustments.

“The stark reality is that these Classic horses will just have to try and peak at the right time and hopefully Father Patrick is one of those who can come around and deliver the run that we do anticipate from him. We know what kind of horse he is and, if he puts in his best effort, with the mprovement he has made, then he is going to run really well in the Guineas,” Peter John Parsard said.

Responding to questions concerning Kingsman, another member of the Parsard barn, not participating in the 2000 Guineas, Peter John said that there are bigger plans ahead.

“With Kingsman, he has a ton of ability. He is not running in the Guineas as we are not going to force him, we will take our time, taking him along slowly to achieve further development, as the focus is really on the Jamaica Derby with him.

“Everyone wants to win a Derby and we are one of those camps as well. So, where he ( Kingsman) is concerned, we are not rushing him, just taking our time to see how things develop with him in the pursuit,” Peter-John added.

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