Tip Two Win could return to Qatar or bid for Classic glory in the Qipco 2,000 Guineas at Newmarket following his lucrative success at Doha over the festive period.
Roger Teal’s grey won the Listed Flying Scotsman Stakes on the grass at Doncaster last September and was runner-up in both the Ripon Champion Two Yrs Old Trophy and the Tattersalls Stakes on the Rowley Mile.
Following an unsuccessful bid to appear at the Breeders’ Cup, Teal’s stable star headed to Qatar for a valuable conditions event late last month and claimed a comfortable victory to leave connections excited about his three-year-old campaign.
Teal told At The Races: “We trained him for the Breeders’ Cup. Adam Kirby persuaded me to run him there, so we went through the entry (stages) and we just failed to make the cut.
“We had him fit and ready and then Adrian Beaumont from the IRB (International Racing Bureau) rang me and said there was this race in Doha.
“We had a look at it and said we might as well give it a crack and he went and did it.
“It was a $100,000 race, which is good money, and it was an invitation race so it was all expenses paid.
“There’s a possibility he could go back (to Doha) for a race at the end of February that Simon Dow won with Mr Scaramanga (Al Biddah Mile).
“I’ll speak to Anne (Cowley, owner) midweek and see whether she wants to go down that route or wait for the grass and maybe have a crack at the 2,000 Guineas or something like that.
“He hasn’t shown me up at all and I think he’ll be a much better horse on top of the ground.”