Admiralty is fine after his fall today at Southwell and will reappear at Kempton on Thursday week (Feb 21) over 7f. It's not an ideal situation being a 0-75 in what is likely to be a tougher field than today.
It was frustrating today as it appeared to be an ideal race with the guarantee of speed. The front runners didn't disappoint as Alpha Tauri and Point North went through the first 2f in a suicidal 24.25sec. It would have been ideal for Admiralty.
It was an instant decision to withdraw him. There is no knowing for a couple of days whether there is any bruising - he took a heavy tumble - and I'm confident those that backed him wouldn't have been pleased to see him run. He at least had a decent 4f blow out.
Part of the problem was that the horse is very fresh. He has been ready to run for a month but a pricked foot and then the cancellation of Kempton because of snow meant his return had been put on hold.
He is a much improved horse who in time, I'm confident, will prove even better over 6f. In the short term he will run at Kempton next Thursday and then return to the Sudbury track on March 4 for another contest over 7f