No decision on Trapeze Artist

22 April 2018 18:19:09 GMTPlus11

A decision has yet to be made on the future of Trapeze Artist, who could be heading to the breeding barn after winning the All Aged Stakes at Randwick.

Trapeze Artist, went off as favourite in the 1400m Group 1 event and lived up to the tag as he out-slogged the Kris Lees-trained Le Romain to win by a head, with 1-1/2 lengths back to Showtime in third.

Now a three-time Group 1-winning colt by Snitzel, Trapeze Artist is arguably the hottest stallion prospect in Australia and his trainer Gerald Ryan revealed he may have run his last race.

I'd like to see him keep racing, come back for an Everest.

Gerald Ryan

"It's on again," Ryan said. "I've done my job. He's won his three Group Is this season, I can't do much more with him.

"Onwards and upwards hopefully. I'd like to see him racing but that's out of my hands. There's a lot of dollars involved."

If Trapeze Artist does race on it has been suggested he will target the $10million The Everest later this year.

In his latest assignment Trapeze Artist set a new track record with a time of 1.20.33 and Ryan could not speak highly enough of his stable star.

Trapeze Artist stopped the clock at the new track record time of 1.20.33, shaving a hundredth of a second from the previous time standard set by one of Ryan's former gallopers Solicit in February 2016.

"He's run a track record and beaten three or four genuine Group I performers," Ryan said. "He has to go down as the best horse I've trained because I've never had one win three Group Is before. He's another level.

"He's the only colt that came out of his Golden Slipper to win a Group 1. I reckon if he went out now and had six or seven weeks break, he might come back the fair dinkum top of the world horse as a four-year-old.

"I just hope we get the chance to show it. I'd like to see him keep racing, come back for an Everest. He'd be sensational in that."

Trapeze Artist is 10.00 to win The Everest in October, while In Her Time is 11.00 and Vega Magic is trading at 7.00.

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