Jarvis holding fire with Court; Trainer to make late decision on Irish Derby bid.MICHAEL Jarvis, trainer of Sunday's impressive Prix du Jockey-Club winner Holding Court, last night indicated that he would leave it late
before making a decision on whether to supplement his colt for next month's Budweiser Irish Derby, writes Neil Morrice.
Jarvis is mindful mind·ful
Attentive; heedful: always mindful of family responsibilities. See Synonyms at careful.
mind that Holding Court, while handling a quicker surface when scoring on his previous start at Longchamp, was clearly in his element in the testing conditions at Chantilly at the weekend, when he beat Lord Flasheart by six lengths.
Owner John Good would need to invest Irpounds 85,000 on June 27 to add the colt to the field for the race five days
Jarvis, whose fine run of form continued when newcomer Marienbard landed the finale at Leicester yesterday, said: "Nothing has been confirmed yet, but this does want thinking about.
"As long as the owner is keen to supplement him then we'll probably do it, but I want to leave it as close to the deadline as possible.
"If the ground suddenly became very firm at The Curragh This article is about the plain in County Kildare. For the racecourse on the plain, see Curragh Racecourse. For the willow scrub habitat known as curragh on the Isle of Man, see Curragh (habitat). For the Irish boat, see Currach. , we'd have a rethink re·think
tr. & intr.v. re·thought , re·think·ing, re·thinks
To reconsider (something) or to involve oneself in reconsideration.
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Holding Court arrived back at Jarvis's Kremlin House
stables yesterday afternoon following a trouble-free journey from France.
Looking back on Sunday's sensational sen·sa·tion·al
1. Of or relating to sensation.
2. Arousing or intended to arouse strong curiosity, interest, or reaction, especially by exaggerated or lurid details: win, Jarvis said: "I was delighted-it was a big thrill. Obviously the Arc with Carroll House was a highlight, but the exciting part of yesterday's race was the style in which he did it."