The Queen’s Reach for The Moon was denied a return triumph in the Listed Coral Heron Stakes by fellow 7-4 joint-favourite My Prospero, that proceeded the heated form of trainer William Haggas.
Eliminated from the following month’s Derby after being regarded as not prepared following an injury problem last autumn, Reach for The Moon was rerouted right here and ran a motivating race under Frankie Dettori but was inevitably placed in his location by the race-fit winner, that won on his return at Newbury last month.
In spite of the turnaround, connections of Queen’s Reach for The Moon were delighted with the reappearance as well as will take a look at a selection of choices at Royal Ascot the following month.
” He ran an excellent race and also we’re delighted,” said joint-trainer John Gosden to Competing Television. “I informed everybody he was 80 to 85 per cent as well as had only just prepared for a run and also it was a fantastic initiative. He’s constantly been playful but he got down to the beginning entrance as well as was an expert.
” Frankie was really clear the step up in trip was what he needs and we’ll look towards Ascot. There are 2 races to take a look at– King Edward VII [over 1m4f] but likewise the Hampton Court over a mile and also a quarter and also we’ll see how he remains in the following couple of days.”
My Prospero, a half-brother Group 3 champion My Oberon for the very same connections, has an entry at the royal conference in the St James’s Royal residence Stakes, for which he was reduced to 16-1 (from 33) with bet365.
Winning rider Tom Marquand claimed: “He’s a stunning equine who is discovering on the job and definitely looking like he’s going the proper way.
” I believed Frankie had me in some difficulty kipping down yet he knuckled down really well to run down the runner-up in the last furlong.”
On a feasible split at the St James’s Royal residence, Marquand included: “Over time with any luck, he’ll depend on that degree but whether that’s what William makes a decision to do, I’m unsure due to how green he still was today.”
The Queen had actually obtained a boost before the race when winning the 1m6f handicap on the card with the Andrew Balding-trained Duty Bound.