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Calyx all set for Prix Morny
Ever since his victory at Royal Ascot in the Group Two Coventry Stakes, Calyx has been showing thriving performance according to trainer John Gosden. Now, the son of Kingman is on track for the Group One level in the Darley Prix Mory to be held at Deauville next month. Gosden opined that Calyx has been letting down nicely and filling out to becoming a stronger horse gradually. The Newmarket trainer also mentioned that his performance at the Royal Ascot was praiseworthy for the fact that the horse did not get intimidated while running the last stretch all on his own with such so much of screaming coming from the crowd in front of him. Gosden has also been planning the next moves for another colt of Kingman, King of Comedy. The colt made a very impressive seasonal debut at Sandown last Friday, when he scored over seven furlongs. King of Comedy is expected to appear on the Esher track for Solario Stakes, which was won by his sire in 2013.
Michael Stainton happy with comeback wins from corruption ban
Last Monday, jockey Michael Stainton was heard saying that he was delighted to have ridden two winners in his first four rides ever since coming back from serving a corruption ban for two years. The 34 year old’s first victory of the year was on the back of Chris Fairhurst-trained Benadalid at Chester and he was back in the winner’s enclosure again this Saturday having ridden Double Reflection at Leicester for Karl Burke. Previously in three seasons, the jockey had ridden eight winners before July 2015, when he was charged for being involved in a conspiracy along with former punter and owner David Greenwood regarding running and riding of Ad Vitam in the years 2011 and 2012. Stainton had denied charges but ultimately lost an appeal in 2016 January, to find him serving a two year corruption ban. He is now expected to partner with Catlin for Nick Kent at Wolverhampton for the first division race of the fillies’ novice event.
Potential clash between Enable and Roaring Lion at Juddmonte International
Trainer John Gosden has expressed that he is keen to let his talented stable stars Enable and Roaring Lion take each other on next month. Enable, whose last appearance was at Chantilly last October, her massive victory at last year’s Prix de l’Arc Triomphe is still a hot topic among fans. Meanwhile, Roaring Lion also showcased an impressive win at the Coral-Eclipse last Saturday. Gosden said that he is happy with Enable’s progress and is looking forward to see her make her next outing at either the Juddemonte International or the Yorkshire Oaks. Given that the owners are comfortable with the clash, the Knavesmire might witness Gosden’s two superstars lock horns.