Twice Over, ante-post favourite for the Vodafone Derby, is firmly on target to have his final prep race in the totesport.com Dante Stakes at York on Thursday week.
The Henry Cecil-trained colt jumped to the head of the betting at around 4-1 for the Epsom Classic with a short-head victory over Raven’s Pass in the Craven Stakes at Newmarket last month.
“He’s fine and is on course for the Dante at the moment,” said Teddy Grimthorpe, racing manager to owner Khalid Abdullah.
Twice Over’s form has been given a double boost in the last few days.
Raven’s Pass was far from disgraced when finishing fourth to Henrythenavigator from a poor draw in the 2000 Guineas at Newmarket on Saturday, while Austintatious, runner-up to Twice Over on his debut last October, won nicely at Kempton on Monday.
“Raven’s Pass ran well in the Guineas and it was good to see the other one win,” Grimthorpe added.
“Twice Over’s in good nick and all will be revealed at York.”