Golden Horde Eyed At Sprint Cup

Golden Horde

Clive Cox's stable star Golden Horde will be aimed at the Sprint Cup at Haydock where the sprinter will be looking to bounce back after a below par run in the Prix Maurice De Gheest at Deauville.

The three year old as a juvenile landed the Group Two Gordon Stakes and then went on to finish a narrow second in the Middle Park Stakes to Earthlight.

Golden Horde has come on huge amount during the winter and now a year older has already won the Commonwealth Cup at Royal Ascot.

He stayed on well for third in the July Cup but last time out when going up slightly in trip was disappointing and was outclassed in the Prix Maurice De Gheest.

The Sprint Cup at Haydock gives the colt a big chance of getting back on track and he has already showed this season how good he can be.

(Credit ATR) Handler Clive Cox said:“The Sprint Cup at Haydock would be a logical step to take from here, if all is well in the meantime.

“He has come back really well from his run in France. He is still only a baby in comparison to those he was up against in the Maurice de Gheest.

“As a three-year-old, he is taking his racing really well, and I’m happy with him.

“He travelled really kindly in the Maurice de Gheest, but I think the last 100 yards was just a step too far after racing competitively throughout.”

Clive Cox won this race back in 2017 with his superstar sprinter Harry Angel and now Golden Horde has been moved into his stable box, it could be written in the stars.