Varian plots late Nahrain surge
Nahrain, who narrowly lost her unbeaten record at the Breeders’ Cup, is being prepared for a back-end campaign by Roger Varian.
The Selkirk filly won the first four races of her life, including the Prix de l’Opera at Longchamp, but was beaten three-quarters of a length in the Filly & Mare Turf in America.
With all of the major races for fillies not really kicking off until the second half of the season, Varian is in no rush with the four-year-old, who provided him with the first Group One winner of his career.
“I’m very fortunate to have kept Nahrain. She’s just cantering at the moment – she’s done no quick work yet,” said the Newmarket handler.
“She ran very late last year and had a long trip to the States in November.
“All the Group Ones for fillies are from mid-season onwards so I think she’ll have a run in May or June, but we’ll be planning four or five runs from mid-summer onwards to the end of the autumn.”
Written by Mar 26th, 2012.on