If the right tack
implied anything more precise than the rest of Mr.
It was exactly the right tack
but required a subtle, consensus-building approach to implement.
But he was also pretty adept at plundering big prizes on the Flat and he notched up a total of nine winners at Royal Ascot including the 1969 St James's Palace Stakes with Right Tack
It was the first time since Right Tack
in 1969 that a colt has won both Guineas and the St James's Palace in the same season, but Rock Of Gibraltar's season is far from over.
The last horse to win all three big races was Right Tack
back in 1969 and Rock Of Gibraltar looks well up to equalling the feat judged on his two Classic successes.
We are direct-to-plate, but as we change plate manufacturers, it's nice to have someone that can help us have the right tack
and the right performance ink that can allow us to accomplish what we are trying to do.
The first horse to complete the 2,000 Guineas double was Right Tack
in 1969 and the statistics since then point to Haafhd's chance.
With only nine runners, there shouldn't be too many traffic problems and, hopefully, Rock Of Gibraltar can emulate the achievements of Right Tack
more than 30 years ago.
Sir Alex Ferguson's colt will be trying to emulate Right Tack
, who was the last horse to complete this treble in 1969 - and he looks well up to equalling the feat, judged on his two Classic successes.
I never won a Classic but Geoff Lewis and Right Tack
only beat Tower Walk and me two and a half lengths in the 1969 2,000 Guineas.
Barling trained the best horse of the jockey's career, Tower Walk, who won the National, Norfolk (now Flying Childers) and Greenham Stakes and was second to Right Tack
in the 1969 2,000 Guineas.
The Aidan O'Brien-trained colt bids to become the first horse since Right Tack
in 1969 to add the St James's Palace Stakes (3.
Right Result left the champion trainer's yard in the summer but had long threatened to win a race and he did the job in style on just his second run for John Quinn, bolting up by six lengths in the two-year-old median auction maiden in the colours of the Right Tack
Partnership, which has owned him from the off.
The five-length winner, who may be bound for Goodwood's Richmond Stakes, is owned by the seven-member syndicate Right Tack
Partnership and we are likely to hear more of one of the group.
Now we'll know pretty soon whether we're back on the right tack
, or still suffering a hangover from Euro 2000.