Future bright for Massiyn
Michael Halford's convinced Massiyn has a bright future despite being touched off in Saturday's Gain Horse Feeds Irish St Leger at the Curragh.
The lightly-raced three-year-old, owned by the Aga Khan, went down by a head right on the line to the seasoned campaigner Royal Diamond in a bunch finish to the mile and three-quarter Classic.
"We were thrilled with him. He ran a blinder," said Halford.
"He's in tremendous form, he's come out of it really well, so we're very happy with him.
"I'll talk with Pat Downes, racing manger to His Highness (the Aga Khan) this week, and we'll make a decision.
"We have never planned any further. Saturday had been the plan for a long time.
"He's progressed with every run. He's a very genuine horse and exceptionally tough.
"He's a horse, I'd imagine, who will make an even better four-year-old. He's got a great future."