Ventura Tormenta’s connections are contemplating high-profile choices in three completely different nations as the subsequent goal for his or her elegant juvenile.
The Richard Hannon-trained teenager induced a minor upset when getting the higher of The Lir Jet within the Prix Robert Papin at Chantilly, having completed sixth on his debut behind Michael Bell’s runner within the Norfolk at Royal Ascot.
The Acclamation colt may step as much as Group One degree for both subsequent weekend’s Phoenix Stakes on the Curragh or the Prix Morny at Deauville on August 23. The different risk is for him to stay in Group Two firm, with the Gimcrack at York an apparent goal.
Tim Palin, racing supervisor for house owners Middleham Park Racing, mentioned: “He’s completely thriving at dwelling – we have to decide now on the place we go subsequent.
“He may run in a Group Two with a penalty, in one thing just like the Gimcrack, or we step as much as Group Ones.
“There’s the Prix Morny or the Phoenix Stakes – although we’re not in the Phoenix, so we would have to add him for 20,000 euros.”
Travel logistics can be one other hurdle to cross.
Palin added: “It’s difficult to go to Ireland (due to Covid-19 journey restrictions), and we must get a neighborhood jockey for the race – though perhaps generally a neighborhood rider is for the perfect.
“We have not dominated out the Phoenix, and I might say it is in all probability 50-50 between that and the Morny.”