Lysander goes on trial for Derby at Goodwood on Friday | Racing Information

William Haggas

Highclere Thoroughbred Racing have already tasted Traditional success this season and managing director Harry Herbert has issued a constructive bulletin about their Cazoo Derby hope Lysander, who places his Epsom aspirations to the check in Goodwood’s Cocked Hat Stakes on Friday.

The New Strategy colt was an eyecatching third on his debut at Newbury on the latter finish of the 2021 season and created a taking impression on his reappearance when bolting up by eight and a half lengths in a Newcastle novice occasion in April.

The 120,000 guineas yearling has entries for each Epsom and the King Edward VII Stakes at Royal Ascot, however Herbert is in little doubt about which race is the prime goal supplied he comes by means of his subsequent project with flying colors.

“It has at all times been the probably plan (Goodwood), we had him within the Lingfield Derby Trial, however that might have been fairly a fast turnaround. William (Haggas) was at all times eager to provide him a pleasant hole between Newcastle and Goodwood after which Goodwood will inform us much more,” stated Herbert.

“Look, everyone knows how far it’s from profitable a novice at Newcastle to lining up in a Derby, however he is a really gifted horse from what William has seen at residence and Tom Marquand thinks very extremely of the horse.

“So let’s examine what see what occurs at Goodwood and in the meanwhile, if he was to win and win properly, the plan can be to go for the Derby. I believe he is a extremely thrilling colt, but it surely’s only one step at a time.”

Lysander is a finest value of 50-1 for the premier Traditional.


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