A call on whether or not Paisley Park might pursue a profession over fences might be delayed till after he’s fitted with cheekpieces within the Lengthy Distance Hurdle at Newbury later this month.
A novice chasing marketing campaign was mooted for the 2019 Stayers’ Hurdle hero earlier within the 12 months, however connections elected to stay to the smaller obstacles for his return to motion at Wetherby’s Charlie Corridor assembly.
Paisley Park was below strain a good distance from dwelling, however caught on to select up minor honours in third, leaving Lavelle eager to have one other crack at a race her secure star received two years in the past.
“He is come out of the weekend rather well. He is simply again cantering and doing all the things as you’d anticipate,” mentioned the coach.
“He is in all probability tightened up a bit for it, which is at all times a very good factor.
“We will put some cheekpieces on him, simply to attempt to make it a bit simpler for himself – he makes it tiring to observe!
“Bodily he is come out it rather well, so we’ll see if the cheekpieces assist at Newbury and we will decide on the place we go after that.”