Harry Angel pencilled in for Duke Of York return
17 Apr 2018
The dual QIPCO British Champions Series winner has Diamond Jubilee Stakes at top of his agenda
Harry Angel is likely to make his reappearance at York next month. Picture: Racingfotos.com
Harry Angel has been pencilled in to make his seasonal reappearance in the Duke of York Stakes on May 16.
HARRY ANGEL unleashed his lightning pace to land two Series victories last year.
We’re expecting more big things in 2018 from Clive Cox’s Sprint star! pic.twitter.com/l1BXpe1hHy
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The Godolphin-owned colt was also runner-up in the Commonwealth Cup at Royal Ascot and rounded off his season by finishing fourth in the British Champions Sprint on Champions Day at Ascot in October.
A return to the Royal Meeting for the Diamond Jubilee is top of Cox’s agenda, but he is keen to get a run in beforehand and York’s Dante meeting has been identified as a suitable starting point.
“He’s very well. He’s wintered very well indeed. He’s a stronger horse than he was last year, which is very exciting,” the trainer told At The Races.
“For the three-year-olds it’s tough in any generation, so to have another winter on him has done him the world of good.
“Obviously Royal Ascot will be the plan and hopefully his prep race will be the Duke of York. He’ll have a penalty there, but it’s a chance to have a run before Royal Ascot and then obviously there’s the Group One Pattern, as we had last year.
“I couldn’t be more pleased with him, I’m really over the moon and I’m delighted Sheikh Mohammed has kept him in training for another year. I’m very proud to have him on our hands.”