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Roger Teal mulling Guineas goal for Qatar hero Tip Two Win

Tue 27 Feb 2018

Connections of Tip Two Win are dreaming of a possible tilt at the Qipco 2000 Guineas after the son of Dark Angel won for the second time in Qatar last Saturday.

The Roger Teal-trained colt backed up his victory over seven furlongs there at the end of December with another smart display in the Al Biddah Mile at Doha racecourse.

"I was chuffed to bits with him. He did us proud. It was nice to see him back it up," said Teal.

"Stepping up to a mile, which I was confident he'd stay, he proved he got it and it was a good performance.

"We'll obviously wait for the dust to settle and get our feet back on the ground.

"Me and Anne (Cowley, owner-breeder) will sit down and see whether we will make an entry for the 2000 Guineas. The entries close next week. We'll possibly make an entry then.

"If we do go for the Guineas, we don't need to run in one of the trials because he's had two runs - on Saturday and the other at the end of last year.

"He showed us when he won at Windsor (on his debut) he was going to give us some fun and he has just stepped up to the mark every time and on that better ground.

"Last year he was running on indifferent ground. It was quite dead and soft at Newmarket on his last start in the autumn which wouldn't really suit him, but he ran a tremendous race that day. On the quicker surface (in Qatar), he showed what a devastating turn of foot he's got.

"I wanted to make sure he saw the mile out before we made any lofty plans. Aidan O'Brien's probably got 20 like him, but we've got one and that's all that matters. We won't run scared."

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