Trainer Aidan Fogarty accounts his star filly Forever In hindsight to have scoped following her below-par campaign from the Sprint Cup at Haydock.
After winning a Listed decoration in the Merseyside place in May, the daughter of Fantasy Ahead was snapped by the Phoenix Ladies Syndicate ahead of her run in the Commonwealth Cup at Royal Ascot – and did her new owners proud with a huge effort to finish next to Martyn Meade’s Advertise.
She left her first appearance since in the Group One feature at the weekend, but ended a disappointing 10th of 11 runners supporting the Hello Youmzain, that was one spot behind In Dreams at the Royal meeting of Kevin Ryan.
“She scoped poorly when she came home, so at least we have a cause,” said Fogarty.
“The first thing Billy (Lee) said following the race was she sensed somewhat flat, which can be unlike her, as she normally travels nicely.
“She also played a bit in the parade until the race, which she does not usually do, so perhaps she understood more than we ever did.
“She was fine straight following the race, however when we scoped her at home on Sunday that it wasn’t correct, so she is on the simple list.
“We’ll see how she is, but she’s in the Foret at France and she can run there if we’re content with her.”