After winning a Grade 1 emphatically at Punchestown back in April, connections felt Faugheen still had what it takes to dominate races at the top level.
Sadly, yesterday saw the ten-year-old fall way short to stable mate Sharjah. Faugheen had gone off at odds of 2/5 due to the withdrawals of Supasundae and Samcro. However, he didn’t come close to confirming this. Whilst he set the pace throughout, he found little to nothing when asked with Sharjah cruising past to win by over seven lengths.
It would be hoped that Faugheen will come on for the run and that the trip proved too sharp at this point in his career. However, it would be hard to deny that the manner of defeat was alarming.