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Dods 'delighted' with Troubador's run in defeat under topweight

TRAINER Michael Dods says he is “delighted” with Trouabor’s performance in defeat while carrying a welter weight at Newmarket today.

The three-year-old grey gelding – winner of four races last season – was a staying on fifth in the Stetchworth and Middle Park Studs Ltd Handicap.

The Poet’s Voice gelding was burdened with topweight of 9st 7lbs, while the winner, Richard Hannon’s Theotherside, carried 8st 3lbs.

Michael had said in his weekend preview on Friday that Troubador was a victim of his own success because of his outstanding season in 2019, which ended with him being a gallant second to Summer Sands in the Two-Year-Old Trophy at Redcar when giving the high-class winner 9lbs.

Michael said: “I was delighted with that in the circumstances – he was flat out all the way and ran really well. When you look at the weight he was giving away, it was a solid performance. The handicapper needs to give him a bit of a break now.”