After a good campaign over hurdles, we ran See The Eagle Fly back on the Flat at Catterick on Saturday 29th May. We left the tongue strap off on this occasion and hopes were high as she was backed into favouritism. Having been handily positioned throughout, she weakened disappointingly quickly after briefly hitting the front approaching the final two furlongs, beating just a couple home.
Following a disappointing run at Catterick, we gave her another go on the Flat at Kempton on Wednesday evening, upping her to 2m and trying blinkers in place of cheekpieces. We also reverted to more patient tactics, and she found herself disputing last position, taking an enthusiastic grip in a steadily-run affair. That lack of pace meant she was poorly placed when the tempo did quicken and she was unable to get competitive up the straight, the race dominated by those ridden handily. She may switch back to hurdles now but is likely to head for the next sale.