Belmont Gold Cup next up for Prince of Ar­ran

Yorkshire Post - Sports Monday - - RACING -

CHAR­LIE FEL­LOWES will send Prince Of Ar­ran to Amer­ica for the Belmont Gold Cup In­vi­ta­tional on June 8.

Hav­ing spent the win­ter rac­ing in Dubai, the Shi­rocco geld­ing is in line for a crack at the two-mile Grade Two con­test af­ter fin­ish­ing sixth to Magic Cir­cle in the Ch­ester Cup ear­lier this month.

Fel­lowes said: “It will be quick ground out there and they will go a strong pace, so lots of boxes are ticked. He re­ally thrived in Dubai and loves trav­el­ling.

“He is in great form and ran a blinder in the Ch­ester Cup. The form of that race took a mas­sive boost at Sandown with Magic Cir­cle winning a Group Three.”

Chris Wall saw his wellde­vised plan come to fruition af­ter First Sit­ting reg­is­tered back-to-back vic­to­ries in the Net­bet Mo­bile Bet10Get10 Fes­ti­val Stakes at Good­wood on Satur­day.

Af­ter winning the 10-fur­long Listed race 12 months ago when a rel­a­tively un­fan­cied 16-1 chance, the son of Dan­sili re­peated the trick un­der last year’s winning rider, Ger­ald Mosse, hold­ing the late rally of Au­to­cratic by half a length.

The New­mar­ket han­dler said of his 6-1 scorer: “He has won it a lit­tle eas­ier this time, as we nearly got hunted down by Spark Plug last year.

“It was worth four hours in the car to watch it as it was al­ways the plan to come here.”

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