Trial route likely for Grimm

Connections of potential Qipco 2000 Guineas aspirant Tales Of Grimm have yet to finalise plans for the spring.

Connections of potential Qipco 2000 Guineas aspirant Tales Of Grimm have yet to finalise plans for the spring.

Michael Stoute’s colt made a winning debut in a Newbury maiden last August - his sole career start.

The form looks strong, however, with Firdaws, a subsequent winner and third in the Fillies’ Mile, finishing second.

Tales Of Grimm is a best-priced 25-1 for the first Classic of the season at Newmarket on May 5, but Barry Simpson, racing manager for owner Sir Robert Ogden, is unsure where he will start off his season.

“He’s in good shape and is doing fast work at the moment,” said Simpson.

“I haven’t spoken to Sir Michael about definite plans yet, but the obvious way to go would be for one of the early trials.

“We’ll just see how his work goes and take it as it comes.”

Another interesting Ogden-owned horse is Sir Henry Cecil’s Fragonard, a big eyecatcher when second on her introduction at Newmarket in July.

“She had an injury after her race at Newmarket, so she’s been in the recovery stage,” Simpson added.

“But she’s a nice filly so fingers crossed she can do well for us.”

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