Eagle Top in King George VI And Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Ascot

Last Updated: 18/07/14 2:42pm

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Eagle Top could run at Ascot

Eagle Top could run at Ascot

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A decision on whether Eagle Top will join his stablemate Taghrooda in next Saturday's King George VI And Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Ascot will not be made until Monday morning.

Also trained like the Oaks winner by John Gosden, the lightly-raced colt was an impressive winner of the King Edward VII Stakes at the Royal meeting.

A return to Berkshire has been mooted but it will cost owner Lady Bamford £75,000 to put the three-year-old in the mid-summer highlight.

The son of Pivotal also holds entries in the Neptune Investment Management Great Voltigeur Stakes and the Juddmonte International Stakes.

 

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Hugo Lascelles, Lady Bamford's racing manager, said: "No decision over whether he runs in the King George will be made until Monday morning."

In the same ownership another three-year-old colt, Forever Now, ran with promise in last week's Bahrain Trophy at Newmarket.

Gosden had previously mentioned him as a possible for the Ladbrokes St Leger and while he was beaten into third behind Queen's Vase winner Hartnell, Lascelles was heartened by the display.

"I thought it was an above-average renewal of the Bahrain Trophy, certainly stronger than the last couple of years," he said.

"The first two were much more experienced than our horse and he is still learning.

"I was quite happy actually, and he'll improve mentally for that, but we haven't talked about where he might go next."

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