A Case Of You To Be Spot On At Ascot

James Mackie | @JMackieRacing

A Case Of You

The Ado McGuinness trained multiple Group One winner A Case Of You has been said to have needed the run on Saturday at the Curragh and will be spot on for whichever race he turns up in at Royal Ascot.

A horse that has really come into his own over the last few years notching two Group One wins in two different countries and if at the top of his game, he wins this comfortably even under a penalty.

A winner of the Group One Prix de l'Abbaye at the back end of last term he then went to Del Mar and was a good fifth in the G1 Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint.

Starting his season this term in February when winning a prep event at Dundalk, he then went to Meydan and finished a good second in the G3 Nad Al Sheba Turf Sprint.

That put him spot on for his second Group One win in the Al Quoz Sprint at Meydan, seeing off 16 smart rivals to take the event.

Not seen since then he returned down in class at the Curragh on Saturday when third in the Group Two Greenlands Stakes, a race that was certainly a stepping stone to Royal Ascot.

(Credit ATR) Looking back on his Curragh performance, the trainer said: “I was happy and think he’ll come on for the run. We had to let him down a bit after Dubai and a horse like him always sharpens up for a run.

“He had a penalty to carry, but I think it’s more down to the fact he’ll improve for the run, which he’s proven before.

“He’s sound and 100 per cent, so we’re all looking forward to Ascot.”

As for the royal meeting in just under a months time, A Case Of You has a few options as to where he could end up including both the five-furlong King’s Stand and the Platinum Jubilee Stakes over six furlongs, with the latter looking the more preferred option.

McGuinness added: “It will probably be the six-furlong race, but we’ll keep an eye on the weather and no decision will be made until we know what the weather and the ground is like.

“If it got very soft, well then we might turn back to five (furlongs). Who knows what the weather is going to be like? It’s very in and out here at the moment.”