Gimcrack target for Santry

Santry has already won at York this season

Declan Carroll has ruled out a potential crack at the Nunthorpe with Norfolk Stakes runner-up Santry – but he is still likely to head to the Ebor meeting at York for the Gimcrack Stakes.

Winner of a division of the Brocklesby on the opening day of the turf season, he then followed up at York.

Santry was done no favours by the draw at Ascot and only went down by half a length to Aidan O'Brien's Sioux Nation.

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"Santry is in fantastic form and came out of the race as sound as a pound," said Carroll.

"Ascot was bittersweet, really. To go so close and not win was disappointing, but I'm so proud of the horse.

"We'll probably go to York now for the Gimcrack. I said about possibly running him in the Nunthorpe on the day, but he's not just a five-furlong horse and I see him as a miler next year.

"There's also the Middle Park at Newmarket to think about later in the season so there's a lot to look forward to.

"There's been good money turned down for him, but the owners aren't too keen to sell as they think the world of this horse – just like I do."

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