Technician might drop again in journey for the Coronation Cup at Newmarket, with the Gold Cup at Royal Ascot his big-race goal.
The four-year-old rounded off final time period with a Group One victory within the Prix Royal-Oak, having beforehand bagged the Prix Chaudenay and Geoffrey Freer Stakes in his 10 begins in 2019.
Coach Martyn Meade has set his sights on Ascot, which is scheduled to kick off on June 16, however might first change the gray colt again to a mile and a half for the Coronation Cup, which is pencilled in to be run on June 5, ought to racing resume as hoped on June 1.
The Sagaro Stakes – a standard Gold Cup trial – has been rearranged for Newcastle on June 6, however Meade just isn’t eager on shouldering a Group One penalty on the all-weather.
He stated: “The Sagaro is at Newcastle, that is a Group Three so he must carry a little bit of weight there and I am not so positive in regards to the all-weather, as Mastercraftsman’s (progeny) haven’t got an amazing document on the floor.
“There’s the Coronation Cup over a mile and a half – we might have a go at that.
“The Gold Cup is his primary goal, so it will be good to get a prep run in earlier than that.”
Technician has proven his finest type on simple floor and Meade will likely be aware of situations for his runner.
He stated: “We all know he is significantly better with a little bit of reduce within the floor. We have been hoping we’d get a bit softer floor within the spring, however now it seems like we’re heading straight into summer season floor.
“It is not that he would not go on faster floor, he simply would not present his finest on it. He upset within the St Leger on quick floor at Doncaster.
“He is at the moment in excellent type and we’re hoping for season with him.”
The British Horseracing Authority is at the moment planning in the direction of a restart subsequent month, topic to Authorities approval, and having not too long ago revealed an preliminary eight days of the programme, Meade is now formulating his plans.
He added: “It has been fairly irritating and it is onerous to maintain everybody motivated (through the shutdown) when every single day is identical.
“You do not wish to do an excessive amount of with the horses, however you need them able to go when racing does begin.
“We’re simply actually beginning to have a look at plans now as now we have a programme and it appears we is likely to be shifting in the direction of a restart quickly.”