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Solow Sets Sights On Return

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Solow | Scoop Dyga

European race fans can look forward to return of the world class grey Solow (Fr) (Singspiel {Ire}) in the coming months. The 7-year-old was restricted to just one outing in 2016 when winning a minor conditions race at Chantilly last March, a win that extended his winning streak to ten. “Solow has been in training since the middle of December and so far he has taken every step very well,” reported Pierre-Yves Bureau, racing manager for owners the Wertheimer brothers. Solow enjoyed a golden 2015 when he put together a string of top level wins that began with the G1 Dubai Turf at Meydan and culminated with the G1 QIPCO Queen Elizabeth II S. at Ascot. In between he also added the G1 Prix d’Ispahan, the G1 Queen Anne S. and the G1 Qatar Sussex S. However trainer Freddy Head and the owners will face an anxious build up to his return given the gelding’s recent history of injuries, especially when his training regime steps a gear. “Soon he will begin more serious work. We are very cautious as he was out of training for a long time, but at the moment we are very pleased and hopefully we will see him again in the coming months,” added Bureau. Connections hope to find a comeback race for Solow sometime in May and once he comes through that safe and well the obvious races for a horse like him present themselves. Royal Ascot would be a natural objective and as Bureau summed up, “That [Royal Ascot] would be perfect, of course, but time will tell. The horse will tell Freddy when he is ready.”

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