July Cup winner Oxted is heading in the right direction for the Betfair Dash Cup after that includes amongst 15 entries for Haydock’s showpiece.
The four-year-old will attempt to be a part of an elite band to win each races, with Harry Angel in 2017 being the final horse to finish the notable double.
Oxted gave coach Roger Teal and jockey Cieren Fallon their first Group One triumph when taking the Newmarket race – and it’s all programs go for Saturday’s Merseyside function.
“All appears good – fingers crossed, we’ll get there in a single piece,” mentioned Teal.
“I’ve had a fast have a look at the entries. I used to be watching them are available, and it is what was anticipated.”
The going is presently mushy at Haydock, and Teal would ideally like situations to dry out a bit.
“If the bottom tightens up it could assist no finish,” mentioned the Hungerford handler.
“I’ve tried him twice earlier than on a neater floor, and he hasn’t run to type, however I do not suppose it was the bottom. There have been different causes.
“It isn’t that he has to have the bottom rattling quick – but when it was good to mushy, it might be excellent.”
Teal revealed Oxted needed to be handled for an ulcer on his epiglottis after his victory within the July Cup.
“He had a bit wind op after Newmarket,” he mentioned.
“He had an ulcer on the again of his throat. We had that eliminated. He was scoped after the July Cup, so he will need to have run with it. It was a easy process.”
Teal is delighted Fallon is out there to maintain the trip, regardless of his current appointment as second jockey to Qatar Racing.
“Clearly he has a retainer now, however I feel he’s free to trip Oxted. That is good,” he mentioned.
Glen Shiel, educated by Archie Watson, is ready to be Hollie Doyle’s first trip in a home Group One contest.
The record-breaking feminine jockey was third on Dame Malliot within the Preis von Europa in Cologne on her debut on the prime stage a few weeks in the past.
Glen Shiel opened his Group-race account within the Phoenix Dash Stakes on the Curragh on his newest begin.
Doyle informed Sky Sports activities Racing: “I am actually wanting ahead to driving Glen – he is been a flag-bearer for the yard actually.
“He retains on shocking us. He is enhancing with age and he is obtained faster the older he is obtained, which is unusual. He is going the correct manner.
“He is an outdated legend. The bottom is the important thing to him actually, and he’ll get his floor at Haydock and a stiff sufficient six (furlongs).
“I am hoping for a very good run.”
This summer season’s Diamond Jubilee Stakes scorer Hey Youmzain bids to win the race for the second 12 months working – and grow to be solely the second horse to take action after Be Pleasant, who gained the primary two editions in 1966 and 1967.
Hey Youmzain’s coach Kevin Ryan may subject Brando, runner-up in 2018, and Queen Jo Jo.
The Tin Man is on course to enhance on his positive document within the race. James Fanshawe’s steady stalwart took the prize in 2018, and was second 12 months in the past and in 2016 in addition to ending third in 2017. Fanshawe can be represented within the entries by Archer’s Dream.
Commonwealth Cup victor Golden Horde, educated by Clive Cox, and Sir Michael Stoute’s spectacular Hungerford Stakes scorer Dream Of Desires are two extra top-quality contenders.
Artwork Energy (Tim Easterby), Khaadem (Charlie Hills), Summerghand (David O’Meara) and Tabdeed (Owen Burrows) full the house contingent. There are two Irish-trained possibles – Aidan O’Brien’s Lope Y Fernandez and Aidan Fogarty’s Without end In Desires.