Ulysses on course for Wales’s

Ulysses is on track for the Royal meeting

Ulysses remains on target for a crack at the Prince of Wales's Stakes at Royal Ascot.

Sir Michael Stoute's four-year-old won the Gordon Richards Stakes on his return to action this season but has been kept fresh for the big meeting.

Regally bred, by Galileo out of an Oaks winner in Light Shift, Ulysses has won over both 10 and 12 furlongs.

"The Prince of Wales's is definitely the plan and all is well with him at the moment," said Alan Cooper, racing manager for the owners, Flaxman Stables.

"Sir Michael has indicated he is happy to stay over 10 furlongs for now, but he can do both if we need him to. We know he stays further, though.

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"It was always the plan to go straight to Ascot. The Brigadier Gerard was looked at, but Sir Michael decided it would be better to keep him fresh."

Jessica Harrington's exciting juvenile Alpha Centauri, ante-post favourite for the Albany Stakes, is set to be another notable runner for the owner.

"She has a lovely stride. For a big filly, she is very well balanced," said Cooper.

"Jessica has stated she wouldn't want to run her on firm ground, but good ground would be fine."

Another contender in the famous silks will be George Scott's Gilgamesh in the Britannia Stakes for three-year-olds.

"Gilgamesh will head for the Britannia. He started off at a low level but George has brought him along lovely and he's now four from five," said Cooper.

"Obviously this requires another step up, but he's going there at the top of his game."


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