Teppal “training well” for Ascot

12 June 2018

DAVID Simcock has confirmed Classic heroine Teppal is on course for the Coronation Stakes at Royal Ascot next Friday.

The mile Group 1 contest is shaping up to be one of the highlights of the meeting with the winners of the English, French and Irish 1,000 Guineas all set to compete in it.

Billesdon Brook sprang a 66/1 shock at Newmarket, Alpha Centauri was successful at the Curragh while Teppal gave Simcock his first Classic triumph last month when landing the Poule d’Essai des Pouliches at ParisLongchamp.

The Trillium Place trainer reports that all has gone ‘very smoothly’ with Teppal since she returned across the Channel.

Simcock said: “She let down for two weeks after France and we’ve just gradually built her up to where we are.

“She’d train like most fillies in all fairness. She is very clean-winded. She doesn’t need huge amounts of work, so it has been very straightforward.

“Has she improved? I don’t know. She wouldn’t be worked to find out.

“But through natural progression you’d like think there’s been improvement since France. She is training well and is in good form.

“I’m very excited about running her at Ascot. It is a good race because you’ve got the three Guineas winners together.”