2018 Derby winner Masar made his way back to the track for the first time since that win in Epsom's feature contest, when running to good standard in the Group Two Hardwicke Stakes at Royal Ascot last week.
His trainer Charlie Appleby was very pleased with his performance, with it being his first run for over a year due to injury and believes next month’s Princess of Wales’s Tattersalls Stakes at Newmarket will see him flourish.
He had the worst possible start to the contest after falling out of the stalls and bumping into the eventual second Nagano Gold who was the one and only runner from the Czech Republic across the whole week in Berkshire.
This blundering start by the Godolphin four-year-old lit him up and although running well and looking like he was going to pose a threat when going into the straight, he ultimately ran out of steam and faded back to fifth.
However, after that performance Masar was certainly one of the horses to take out of the festival for the next time he runs, with him going to be fitter, more experienced and very unlucky if he the race he is involved in starts the way the Hardwicke did.
(Credit: At The Races) Trainer Charlie Appleby said: “Masar has pulled up well this morning. He’s been fully vetted, and everyone is happy with him.
“The plan with Masar now is to make our way to the Princess of Wales’s at Newmarket’s July meeting.”
Godolphin and Appleby although maybe not getting the result they wanted with Masar, they still managed to land a double on the card with the now retired Blue Point landing his second Group ONe of the week in the Diamond Jubilee Stakes and Pinatubo breaking the two-year-old track record in the Listed Chesham Stakes.
Appleby added: "With regards to Pinatubo, he’s come out of his race very well and will head to the Vintage Stakes at Glorious Goodwood."
Exciting times for the boys in blue.