Ger Lyons is optimistic about Straight Reply’s future prospects after the Kodiac colt’s domination of the Listed Ballyhane Blenheim Stakes.
Straight Reply, a profitable Juddmonte debutant on the Curragh final month, caught to the identical six-furlong journey at Fairyhouse and led all through to win by nearly six lengths on Monday.
His coach has indicated the chances are he’ll wait till subsequent yr for a 3rd profession begin – with Basic or top-level sprinting aspirations evident on the idea of an unblemished juvenile file to this point.
“Straight Reply is as fantastic a Kodiac as I’ve ever seen,” stated Lyons, who already senses a transfer up in journey might finally be so as.
“Of all the great ones (two-year-olds within the County Meath yard), Dr Zempf and Magnificence Encourage, I would not have had any of them as rip-roaring six-furlong horses.
“However you begin them quick, and they’re doing their job, and I used to be very impressed with him – he bounced off the highest of the bottom, and I beloved his angle.
“He is a horse to suppose warmly of over the winter. I believed he was going to be a seven-furlong/mile horse.”
Both approach, Straight Reply is a reputation which may be anticipated to determine prominently in lots of the bookmakers’ 2022 ante-post lists.
“The massive races shut early, so he’ll be in them,” added Lyons.
“Whether or not he is completed for the yr hasn’t been mentioned but – however I might say that may very well be it, until we consider one thing else.
“He is a unique mannequin to Dr Zempf, who’s slight, whereas this lad is powerful.
“That might have prompted an issue on good floor (at Fairyhouse), however he beloved it. What an addition to the workforce he’s.
“The minute he received his maiden we stated we might go to the Blenheim – and he delivered in spades.”