Burke had already admitted before the race that conditions wouldn’t be in his filly’s favour, and she finished a well-beaten 10th of 12 at Haydock on Saturday
KARL BURKE is not disheartened by Quiet Reflection’s disappointing run in Saturday’s Temple Stakes.
Burke had already admitted his filly was not exactly sparkling on the gallops at home and the minimum trip on quick ground would not be in her favour.
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She finished a well-beaten 10th, but Burke is expecting her to improve in the Diamond Jubilee at Royal Ascot.
He said: “Everything is fine this morning. She’s absolutely perfect, no issues, and we’re very happy with her.
“I came very close to pulling her out yesterday and heading to Chantilly next weekend, but you don’t know what the ground will be like in a week’s time and we decided to let her take her chance.
“She’s not a five-furlong filly, at least we know that for sure now, and it ended up being a racecourse gallop.
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“In hindsight we probably should have run her in the Greenlands Stakes at the Curragh with the way the ground went there on Saturday, but hindsight is a wonderful thing.
“The main thing is she’s got that run in now, which we wanted, she’s come out of it well and we’ll head for Royal Ascot.
“I was happy with how she ran and so was Martin (Harley). He said he felt she was just picking up in the last 100 yards after getting her second wind and another furlong will make a big difference.”