Battash is happy when he tries to save the crown of his King Stand Stokes at the Royal Ascot after a winter injury.
The seven-year-old returned to Charlie Hills’ stable in Lambourne in April from his owner’s shadow stud right after a minor fracture.
Everything is going well and June 11 will be the goal of the five-party group one.
“His coach will say he was definitely for Escort. It is well recorded that he returned late during the winter due to his problems,” said Angus Gold, Racing Manager at Shedwell Estate Company.
“He’s seven years old. So our job is to make sure he’s OK. He’s done a lot of bits with Dan O’Neill right now and Dan is happy with him. He did a really good job on Wednesday and Dan felt like he’s still having fun.” Was
“We only have three weeks left from Escort. We’re on track at the moment. If he’s enough to go there for the first time, he’ll just tell us in the next two weeks. We have a sports opportunity.”
Gold welcomes the possibility of a Mohafeth drought ahead of the Cashew derby at the Epsom on Saturday.
After a wet mess on the record, the weather has been set in and set to go fast.
The fast-paced ground will greatly improve William Hughes-trained Colt’s Premier Classic, determined to do well at headquarters four weeks ago following his impressive victory over the Leased New Market Stacks.
“The ground will help dry out. His work will make a difference to this horse,” Gold said.
“All his good form seems to be at the top of the floor. Hopefully, we’ll get dry.
“He’s in great form. They’re all happy with him. I saw him yesterday (Wednesday) and he’s in great shape.”
Mohafeth is a close-to-1-1 shot for the derby.
Shadwell and Haggas are responsible for the short-priced favorite Al Assi at the Cashew Coronation Cup on Friday.
The four-year-old has won two Group Three titles at Newbury this spring. To earn her opportunity at the group forest level in impressive fashion.
Gold thinks Al Aisi may have been overwhelmed by his recent success at Al Rayyan Stacks, but he is not questioning his right to go to Epsom.
“To be quite honest, I think someone might be a little greedy in Newbury’s performance. The people around him were under a lot of pressure but I liked the way he traveled,” he said.
“His confidence is high now and he is a very worthy contender.”