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Options open for Mindurownbusiness as he continues recovery

75   //    28 Nov 2016, 17:23 IST

Connections of Mindurownbusiness have warned they will not be rushing him back from injury just to have a third crack at the All-Weather Championships.

While the five-year-old has not been ruled out of making an appearance on an artificial surface ahead of the new turf season, the chances of that happening appear to be slim.

After finishing down the field in the final of the Mile event in 2015, the son of Cape Cross fared better in this year's renewal after claiming third behind Irish raider Captain Joy.

Mike Spence, son of owner Alan Spence, said: "Mindurownbusiness won't be running for a while as he has had a little setback.

"We will take it step-by-step with him, but at this point the All-Weather Championships are very much an afterthought and we won't be rushing him back for Good Friday.

"He was a non-runner two or three times on the turf this year. He worked like a serious turf horse so we didn't go into last season thinking he was just an all-weather horse."

Plans are in place to give progressive sprinter Double Up the winter off before bringing him back for another campaign on the turf.

Having bagged three wins in 2015, the son of Exceed and Excel, who is also trained by Newmarket handler Roger Varian, failed to hit the target in six starts this year.

Spence added: "Double Up is having the winter off. He had a bit of a frustrating year and things didn't go his way.


"When Roger had the virus that affected Newmarket, he was one of those to suffer. We are putting a line through this year and he will be back for the spring."

A trip back to Dubai could be on the cards for the Mark Johnston-trained Fire Fighting.

The five-year-old, who chalked up wins at Newmarket and Glorious Goodwood this season, previously spent two months racing at Meydan at the beginning of 2015.

Spence added: "Fire Fighting is having a small break. He might go to Dubai as the prize-money over here is not great for him. We will play it by ear."

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Source: At The Races

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