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    Menuisier is working on some intriguing projects for Devil's Point
Menuisier is working on some intriguing projects for Devil's Point
David Menuisier. Source: skysports.com

Menuisier is working on some intriguing projects for Devil's Point

After winning the German 2000 Guineas outright, David Menuisier had some high goals in mind for Devil's Point.

After finishing second to Ancient Wisdom in the Futurity Trophy over a mile at Doncaster at two, Menuisier is now hoping to catch up to him in the journey and win a Classic.

He has several goals overseas, but as he has already won both the course and the distance, he might give the Sussex Stakes, held at his home track Goodwood, another shot at a mile.

“Devil’s Point will come back in trip, but we kept him over a mile to try to win a Classic because his form at two was brilliant,” said the Pulborough-based Frenchman. “Now he has done that we always had in mind to drop him in distance and he showed in Germany that he has loads of toe. I think seven furlongs is probably his preferred trip. There is the Prix Jean-Prat at Deauville he can go for, it used to be over one-mile-one back in the day but it is now run over seven, and I wouldn’t mind having a pop at the Sussex Stakes because it’s an easy mile and in my back garden. The Maurice de Gheest is a possible as is the Prix de la Foret. To be fair if he got invited to the Spring Carnival (in Melbourne) I think he could do really well in Australia on those sharp tracks. I’m not sure about the Breeders’ Cup because the ground could be too quick for him there, at the Spring Carnival it is usually good ground.”

In the 1000 Guineas at Newmarket, Menuisier also nearly won a first British Classic with Tamfana, who finished a swift fourth after losing by a length.

She is still entered in the Betfred Oaks, but her next race will be the 10-furlong French version.

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