A step up to Listed level should not stop WINTER THUNDER from making a triumphant return to the fray in the Buckhounds
Area FifTy one should be given ANOTHER chance aT LisTed level in The Carey Group Buckhounds
Ektihaam won over course and distance in the Buckhounds
Stakes before slipping up and unshipping Warrington jockey Paul Hanagan when leading halfway through the Hardwicke Stakes at the Royal meeting last month.
Roger Varian is anticipating a bold bid from Ektihaam, who won the Buckhounds
Stakes over the course and distance before slipping up in the Hardwicke Stakes at the Royal meeting.
Paul Hanagan made all on the son of Invincible Spirit to win the Listed Buckhounds
Stakes by six lengths over course and distance and, having executed similar tactics on Mukhadram in the Prince of Wales's Stakes, which so nearly paid off, rivals should be braced for a repeat show in this Group 2.
Ultimately a little disappointing at three, he seemed to be transformed by a gelding operation as he followed an impressive third to Group One performer Al Kazeem at Sandown by winning the Buckhounds
Stakes at Ascot by six lengths.
The move appeared to have paid off handsomely when Ektihm produced one of the best performances of his career, posting a thumping six-length victory in the Listed Buckhounds
Stakes over a mile-and-a-half at Ascot two weeks ago.
Thomas Chippendale won the King Edward VII Stakes at this track last year and he can make a victorious return to the scene of his greatest triumph in the Buckhounds
40) makes his seasonal reappearance in the Listed Buckhounds
Duncan fell short of some high expectations last term, but he can return refreshed in Ascot's John Doyle Buckhounds
Trainer Karl Burke continued his purple patch when Akarem gained a second successive Listed race success in the Bovis Homes Buckhounds
Conditions are set to be testing on the new track and the easy ground should play in favour of Mick Quinlan's Frank Sonata in the Listed Bovis Homes Buckhounds