Siskin set to stay on domestic turf with Group 1 goal
Siskin is set to stick to six furlongs for subsequent month’s Keeneland Phoenix Stakes at the Curragh before connections contemplate a possible step up in the journey. Unbeaten in 3 runs over six furlongs, the Ger Lyons-educated colt has looked the most exciting juvenile in Britain or Ireland to date this season.
He is joint-favorite with a few bookmakers for next yr’s Qipco 2000 Guineas – but connections have raised doubts about his stamina, with plenty of velocity in his pedigree. “He did it very well, and glaringly we have to be thrilled with that,” stated Teddy Grimthorpe, racing manager to owner Khalid Abdullah. “But it was just a five-horse race – so he nonetheless has an honest amount more to show, I could say, but,” “At the moment we are searching at six or seven furlongs, I would think. It’s reasonable to suppose he may want to rise to a mile. “His father (First Defence) was a seven-furlong horse – and so was his mom (Bird Flown). There is stamina going back, but it’s by no means a staying own family. “He’s out of a mare with the aid of Oasis Dream, so there are going to be a few (stamina) obstacles. “We’ll see. Hopefully, we’re going to go to the Phoenix Stakes subsequent (on August nine), after which we make a plan from there. “It’s fascinating to have such a pleasant horse with Ger so early in our courting with him.”
Eight sets for Group 1 Coral-Eclipse
Enable will face seven opponents as she makes her seasonal bow within the Coral-Eclipse at Sandown. John Gosden’s celeb filly has been off the track since prevailing the Breeders’ Cup Turf at Churchill Downs closing November, with that run only the 1/3 of her 2018 campaign after winning a Kempton Group 3 and her second Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe. The five-year-vintage’s ultimate target is a 3rd victory within the Paris Longchamp feature in October – subsequently, the cause Gosden has now not rushed Enable again into movement.
Enable will not have it all her manner in Saturday’s 10-furlong Group 1, even though, with Magical the pick of two runners for Aidan O’Brien. The four-12 months-old changed into beaten just three-quarters of the duration using Enable in America and has received 3 of her 4 starts thus far this period. Hunting Horn additionally takes his threat for the Ballydoyle crew after finishing fourth at Ascot last month. Derby unhappiness Telecaster will attempt to recapture the type of form that noticed him win the Dante for Hughie Morrison. At the same time, Brigadier Gerard winner Regal Reality takes the step up to the pinnacle stage for Sir Michael Stoute. Stoute has a second string to his bow in Lockinge winner Mustashry, who switches up in the distance, at the same time as Prix d’Ispahan winner Zabeel Prince tries his luck again for Roger Varian after finishing down the field inside the Prince of Wales’s Stakes at Royal Ascot. David Menuisier’s Danceteria completes the field after winning a French Group three final time.