Improving Ontario set for Acomb
Aidan O'Brien expects Lake Ontario to have improved again when he contests the sportingbet.com Acomb Stakes at York on Tuesday.
The Johannesburg colt was well beaten on his debut at Leopardstown but improved immensely to win a Naas maiden by five lengths on his only other start. Both of those outings were over seven furlongs, so stamina will not be an issue for Johnny Murtagh's mount.
"We liked him before he ran first time. He was very green that day but he stepped up a lot from his first run to his second," said O'Brien.
"He won very easily at Naas and he had improved a lot from his first run to his second.
"He's a lovely-moving horse with a good temperament and we think and we hope he has progressed even further. As he's a very good-moving horse we hope the ground stays nice, but if it got soft it would be a worry," he told At The Races.