Toormore: will not run in either the French or Irish 2,000 GuineasPICTURE: Edward Whitaker (racingpost.com/photos)
Ascot tops Toormore agenda after clear tests
TOORMORE was on Wednesday given a clean bill of health from a battery of tests conducted following his seventh-placed finish in last Saturday's 2,000 Guineas.
"He has scoped clean, his blood is fine, everything came back perfect," revealed owner Middleham Park's racing manager Tim Palin.
Toormore, who finished four and a quarter lengths behind winning stablemate Night Of Thunder, landed a Group 1 win in last season's National Stakes, but Palin said there would be no return trip to the Curragh - at least not in the short term.
"The good thing is we haven't got a poorly horse," he said. "We'll reconvene after the French and Irish Guineas and Ascot is still very much top of our agenda, with the Prix Jean Prat in July as Plan B if he needed a bit more time."