Ivory plans next year for Tropics
Dean Ivory has resisted the temptation to supplement Tropics for the Qipco British Champions Sprint Stakes at Ascot.
The Godolphin cast-off has proved a revelation this season, winning five times and handling the step up to Group company on Saturday with aplomb.
His new rating of 116 puts him on a par with the likes of Sole Power and other leading sprinters and Ivory is looking forward to taking them on next season, principally at Royal Ascot.
"He'll be rested now, he actually left this morning to go to Graham Thorner's yard for three months just to give him a break from our place," said Ivory.
"It will do him good to be in a different environment.
"Part of me would have liked to have run him as he's just won a Group race convincingly but I don't think he likes big fields.
"Whether that is because we only take him out in a small string here I'm not sure.
"He put up a Group One performance in my eyes, but it took a lot out of him.
"I feel he'll be a better horse next year and he'll start off in a Listed race at Doncaster on the first day of the season (Cammidge Trophy).
"His main aim will be the Diamond Jubilee (at Royal Ascot) and he'll have one or maybe two runs before that, then it will be on to the July Cup and we'll see where we are at.
"There's so much to look forward to with him."