Coventry Stakes 4.25 Royal Ascot Form from York's May meeting on fast ground is the most relevant, with Rock City, Stonehatch
and Red Sea having scored there between 1989 and 1998 before landing this.
Engaged kept up a relentless gallop to beat Stonehatch
and Mitchelcorr Henry in very testing ground at Netherby Park and, with underfoot conditions again in his favour, this 12-year-old ex-eventer can prove that was no fluke by accounting for Robbers Glen and Hasper in the Confined race.
GRAND LODGE got the better of a thrilling battle with Stonehatch
to land the Dewhurst Stakes at Newmarket.
IT'S no secret Willie Jarvis has a good `un in Grand Lodge and Pat Eddery delivers a master class on the 9 to 4 fav (faither of Sinndar) to come late and snatch the Dewhurst Stakes from John Reid on Peter Chapple-Hyam's Stonehatch
was the last leading Classic hope to die before reaching the racecourse as a three-year-old.
Three former winners, Rock City, Stonehatch
and Red Sea, won the York race Lord Shanakill was impressive in last month.
Jack Clark looks to have a useful type on his hands in the shape of Stonehatch
, who made a big impression when scoring on his debut at Alnwick last month.
We won three two-year-old races at Royal Ascot in 1993 with Stonehatch
, Turtle Island and State Performer and we also won the Irish 2000 guineas twice.
But in recent times only Stonehatch
(1994) has died before being able to take part in a Classic.
But Orientalist Art will miss the race, while Declaration Of War bids to become his trainer's first Coventry winer since Stonehatch
The form of that Alnwick contest has turned out to be very strong and Ian Stark's promising five-year-old gelding is fancied to follow up in the Restricted race from course winner, Stonehatch
The son of Medicean, who looked the pick of the paddock beforehand, is on target for the Norfolk Stakes, won in 1993 by the stable's Stonehatch
, and Munro was suitably impressed with this debut effort.