De Bruyne Horse set for Coventry

De Bruyne Horse on the way to winning the Investec Woodcote Stakes from Cardsharp

De Bruyne Horse remains firmly on course for the Coventry Stakes at Royal Ascot following his convincing victory in the Woodcote Stakes at Epsom on Friday.

The son of Showcasing, owned by Middleham Park Racing, put a disappointing racecourse debut behind him to win both his races since then that have projected him towards the top of the two-year-old tree at this stage of the season.

"Ryan Moore was very complimentary about him," said Middleham Park director of racing Tim Palin.

"He said he needed six furlongs and if we wanted to step him up in class, the Coventry would be the logical next step

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"That's the plan, and it's full steam ahead to the Coventry.

"He's in the Railway Stakes (at the Curragh) and the Premio Primi Passi in Milan, but I think we'll target the Coventry.

"He's not in the Phoenix (Curragh) because he hadn't won on debut and the entries went in.

"We did supplement Kool Kompany for the Phoenix (in 2014) and he was touched off by Dick Whittington.

"If he was good enough for the Phoenix and the time we'd have no problem in supplementing him.

"In the short term, the focus is on Royal Ascot."


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