AUSTRALIAN Bloodstock owned Tac De Boistron overnight soared up the Ascot Gold Cup market with a brilliant first-up win, but Marco Botti said it is not a lock that he will run in the Royal Ascot feature.


Botti warned the track conditions would play a telling role in which direction Tac De Bositron would head after his success in the Sagaro Stakes at Ascot. He said Tac De Boistron needed soft ground to showcase his true ability.


Ladbrokes and William Hill halved Tac De Boistron’s odds for the Ascot Gold Cup to $7 in their markets which have UK St Leger winner Leading Light the $5 favorite.


“There is the option of going back to France for the Cadran and the Royal-Oak which he won last year,” Botti told the Racing Post.

Tac De Boistron, having his first start since he won the Group 1 Prix Royal-Oak on October 27, dominated the Group 3, 3200 metre race.

With Frankie Dettori riding. Tac De Boistron cruised to a five length win, his third win in five starts since he ran 23rd behind Green Moon in the Melbourne Cup, where he found the going too firm.