DAVID O’MEARA is keen to let the dust settle on Bravery’s victory in Saturday’s Lincoln at Doncaster before committing to future targets.
Fourth in last year’s Irish 2,000 Guineas when trained by Aidan O’Brien, Bravery changed hands for 44,000 guineas last October and made his debut for new connections on Town Moor.
Having benefited from an excellent ride from Daniel Tudhope, the four-year-old got up to win by a neck, denying Ryan Moore a four-timer aboard Oh This Is Us.
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“He’s come out of the race well and eaten up, so everything is perfect,” said the Upper Helmsley-based trainer.
“I haven’t had chance to talk to the owner about plans yet. We could step him up in class, but there is some good money on offer in these big handicaps, so we’ll see.”