Andrew Slattery is thinking of getting more experience into Decisive Action before stepping him up to Listed company next month.
Slattery was pleased with the two-year-old’s second place behind Cape Of Good Hope at Tipperary last week on what was his first start since he made a winning debut on heavy ground at the Curragh in May.
While happy Decisive Action handled the fast surface, the Thurles handler felt the horse showed signs of greenness and he wants to eradicate that before the Ivawood Stakes over seven and a half furlongs back at Tipperary on August 10.
“He might go next Tuesday at Killarney for a winners of one over a mile. I just feel he needs another run for experience before he goes for a Listed race at Tipperary next month,” said Slattery.
“He’s come out of this last race good. He ran green the other day and we just feel he needs another run.
“We’ve never galloped him on that ground so we didn’t know how he’d handle it. It was very soft ground when he won at the Curragh.
“He seems to go on on any ground and I think he’ll improve a lot for Tipperary the other day. He ran so green early on.
“He’s bred to stay. His dam is a half-sister to Gatewood, a good mile and a half horse John Gosden had a few years ago.”