Butler retains Eagle faith
Gerard Butler is keen to draw a line through Zain Eagle's run at Chester last week.
The promising three-year-old had won his previous two starts in impressive fashion and looked a colt on the up.
However, after being drawn wide he was never settled and Neil Callan knew his chance had gone early in the straight, letting him come home in his own time.
"The one thing about Chester is you know your fate early," said Butler. "I've just drawn a line straight through it and pretended it never happened. He was unsuited by the track but thankfully he's come out of the race fine.
"There's nothing for him over the next few weeks so I'm just going to sit tight for a while. The one thing he doesn't want is soft ground so we'll see, he might not run again this season."
Another promising Butler inmate is Master The World, winner of an 18-runner maiden by two lengths at the Cambridgeshire meeting last week.
"He's a big horse who is strengthening up all the time so it's job done with him," said Butler. "I'll just give him a couple of weeks to develop and see if we need to run him again."