WHEN a thoroughbred runs well in a high-calibre race, the temptation is to bring the animal out again quickly in the hope of striking while it is still in the mood, so to speak.
That said, trainer Mark Johnston plans on delaying a decision on whether Ascot Gold Cup fourth Gulf Of Naples will take his chance in Saturday's Northumberland Plate.
Johnston has left the four-year-old in the famous handicap at the latest forfeit stage but is in no rush to decide on future plans. Gulf Of Naples was third in the Chester Cup off a mark of 101 in May and would be running off 107 if he took his chance this weekend.
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