Barron to Sirv a Haydock ace
David Barron is keen to let runaway Windsor winner Sirvino turn out again for this weekend's valuable bet365 Old Newton Cup at Haydock.
The six-year-old had not recorded a victory in almost two years, but he looked right back to his best as he slammed what looked a fair field of handicappers by seven lengths and more.
Barron will monitor his gelding's condition over the next couple of days, but Sirvino looks set to make the journey to Merseyside on Saturday, providing conditions are not too quick.
"He hasn't done anything since the weekend yet. He might have a little canter and we'll see how he is, but the intention is to run," said Barron.
"It's a very nice prize and as long as I'm happy with him I think he'll take his chance. The only other worry would be the ground - he wouldn't want it firm.
"I was delighted with him the other day - I think we saw the real Sirvino for the first time in a while.
"There's been no magic secret. I think he's just been in the doldrums with himself for a while for whatever reason.
"We haven't been punishing him at home. We've just chipped away with him and decided we'd run him again when he seemed fresh and well in himself, and it paid off.
"If we're happy with him and the ground I think he'd have a good chance on Saturday.
"He's a fair horse when he's on song."