Dangerous Midge team wait on handicapper

Brian Meehan will wait to see how the handicapper reacts before making a plan for breathtaking Old Newton Cup winner Dangerous Midge.

The four-year-old arrived at Haydock on the back of a fine sixth in the Duke Of Edinburgh Stakes at Royal Ascot and could not have been more impressive as he routed his rivals by eight lengths and more.

Given that emphatic success came off a mark of 96 and a sharp rise looks sure to follow, Meehan fears handicaps may now be out of the question.

“Everything is fine with him this morning and we were delighted with the win,” said the Manton handler.

“I couldn’t say I expected him to do it quite so well, but we did think he’d win. He’s a horse we’ve always thought a lot of.

“He picked up really well and the fast ground suits him really well. I also think he’s better going left-handed and his breeding suggests that too.

“We’ll see what the handicapper does with him on Tuesday but I’d imagine he’ll put him high enough so we’ll have to run in stakes company now, but we’ll see.”

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