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Cox targets Commonwealth Cup glory with Golden Horde
Posted in: Royal Ascot News
The Lethal Force colt won the Richmond Stakes last term and was twice placed in Group One company, finishing third behind Earthlight in the Prix Morny and a narrow second behind the same horse in the Middle Park Stakes on his final outing.
The Pavilion Stakes, which usually serves as a trial for the Commonwealth, is pencilled in to be run at Newcastle on June 4, should racing get the go-ahead to resume next month, but trainer Clive Cox is likely to swerve that option and head direct to Berkshire.
He told Sky Sports Racing: "I would say we'll be looking towards the Commonwealth Cup to be starting him in.
"He would be carrying a penalty if we ran in a Pavilion or anything like that, but he's a horse that did us proud last year.
"He's wintered very well, he's very strong and he's Group One-placed twice, as well as winning the Richmond. I couldn't be more pleased with the way he has wintered and we're really looking forward to getting on track."
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