O'Meara mulls Bajan options

O'Meara mulls Bajan options

David O’Meara has yet to make any firm plans for Blue Bajan following his excellent display in Thursday’s Henry II Stakes.

The nine-year-old only joined the Malton handler earlier this year but is enjoying something of a renaissance, finishing sixth in the Chester Cup, second in the Yorkshire Cup and winning in style at Sandown.

Connections said in the immediate aftermath that a tilt at Gold Cup glory at Royal Ascot would be considered but with £25,000 required to supplement for the race, O’Meara insists the decision will not be taken lightly.

“Everything is fine with him this morning. He’s in good order and he’s come out of the race well,” said O’Meara.

“It’s great to see him win a race like that, what can I say about him? He’s a nine-year-old who has come back from a year and a half off the track with injury.

“They had a bit of rain and the ground ended up being on the soft side, but I don’t think he needs it like that.

“It was quick ground the time before at York and he handled that fine.

“We haven’t made a decision yet about the Gold Cup. There are various different Cup races through the summer he could be targeted at.

“He’ll have to be supplemented for the Gold Cup and it’s a lot of money. I’ll speak to the owner (Dr John Hollowood) and we’ll just have a think about it.”

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