Tryster too strong in Classic
Tryster produced a blistering turn of foot to mow down his rivals in the feature £200,000 Coral Easter Classic at Lingfield Park this afternoon, providing Godolphin with its third winner on the card, a 22.1/1 treble.
The 1/2 favourite, trained by Charlie Appleby and ridden by William Buick, was held up off the slow gallop and momentarily looked in trouble as Complicit kicked clear off the home turn.
Tryster was switched right and came with a strong late run to claim Complicit in the final 100 yards. The winning margin was three-quarters of a length, with Grendisar staying on for third. The winning time was a slow 2m 8.60s.
Appleby said: “That’s why we employ these two jockeys, William and James [Doyle], who go out there and ride with such confidence.
“I thought the second might have stolen a bit of a march and thought ours was going to have to find some engine. He’s a proper horse to do what he did – when you come downhill on a roll a few lengths in front like that other horse did, you take some pegging back.
“Tryster is a very good horse and will be given a break now. We’ll sit down with the team and map out a programme for him and there’s no reason at all why he can translate this form onto the turf.
“He was beaten in a handicap at Newmarket on the turf but unfortunately went wrong that day. That’s why he had the time off and the break has done him the world of good. He has really strengthened and is in great nick at the moment.
“All these horses have done so well during the winter and I’m not going to make bold statements about we’re going to do this and that now. They’ll have a rest, they deserve it, and we’ll regroup and map a plan out for this one and the others.”
Buick added: “Tryster was impressive, there is no question about it, and he gave me a great feel.
“Everything I thought before that would happen, did happen. I knew there would be a slow pace but his running style is to come from behind and you can’t break a horse’s running style
“He showed his quality there and he has a bright future.
“I said it after Pretend and I will say it again – I have a great team behind me and they have been here all winter preparing these horses. Today is credit to them.”
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