Excessive Definition bids to kickstart his season within the Sky Wager Nice Voltigeur Stakes at York.
The Galileo colt spent the winter months on the high of the ante-post betting for the Derby after powering residence to spherical off an unbeaten juvenile marketing campaign with victory within the Beresford Stakes, however little has gone proper for Aidan O’Brien’s cost since.
Plans to return to motion within the Lingfield Derby Trial needed to be shelved following unsatisfactory blood take a look at outcomes and he as an alternative made his comeback within the Dante at York the next week, the place he ran with loads of credit score to complete third.
Nevertheless, whereas Dante hero Hurricane Lane went on to complete third at Epsom and has since gained the the Grand Prix de Paris and the Irish Derby, Excessive Definition by no means threatened to land a blow within the Curragh Traditional.
O’Brien stated: “He is had break and is in good kind, so the plan is to run within the Nice Voltigeur.
“He ran very effectively within the Dante at York.”
Reflecting on his Irish Derby efficiency, the coach added: “He simply caught a heel perhaps after going just a little bit. His head hit the bottom and he by no means actually acquired going after that.”
Ryan Moore has sided with Excessive Definition over his two secure companions Sir Lucan and The Mediterranean, who shall be ridden by Frankie Dettori and Wayne Lordan respectively.
Of Excessive Definition, Moore informed Betfair: “He was hampered early within the Irish Derby and by no means figured after that, however I believe he’s higher judged on his Dante run when third, crushed two lengths by the Irish Derby winner, Hurricane Lane.
“The Dante was clearly race and Hurricane Lane has gone on to win the Grand Prix de Paris after his Curragh victory, so the shape stacks up.
“We all know Excessive Definition acts round York and the journey will go well with. I am anticipating an excellent run.”
Charlie Appleby saddles each Royal Ascot hero Kemari and his stablemate Yibir.
Kemari gained the Queen’s Vase on his newest look, whereas Yibir was sixth within the Gordon Stakes at Goodwood having beforehand gained Newmarket’s Bahrain Trophy.
“Kemari has loved a pleasant break since Ascot and dropping again to a mile and a half is not a fear. He has to hold a penalty, however we felt that this was the proper race for him forward of his autumn marketing campaign,” Appleby informed www.godolphin.com.
“Yibir is on a slight restoration mission after racing keenly and disappointing at Goodwood. We’re leaving the hood on him this time and a repeat of his Bahrain Trophy win will make him aggressive.”
Andrea Atzeni is trying ahead to partnering the Roger Varian-trained Third Realm, who completed fifth within the Derby at Epsom earlier than inserting third within the Gordon Stakes.
“His final run at Goodwood I assumed was a strong sufficient run and I do suppose the horse has improved since,” the jockey informed Sky Sports activities Racing.
“His final bit of labor for him was fairly good – he isn’t a flashy employee.
“We’re very assured the monitor will go well with him and will probably be good floor for him.
“We’ll must see how Excessive Definition goes to end up, however my horse is a hardy horse who by no means runs a nasty race and hopefully we are able to get his head in entrance once more.”
Youth Spirit (Andrew Balding) and Scope (Ralph Beckett) are the opposite hopefuls.