From San Siro to Sandown for Hawkeye

Globe-trotting Hawkeye is set to have his next outing in Listed company at Sandown on Friday.

Globe-trotting Hawkeye is set to have his next outing in Listed company at Sandown on Friday.

The Michael Jarvis-trained son of Danehill, owned by Gary Tanaka, has been campaigned exclusively abroad since joining the Newmarket handler from the Ballydoyle operation of Aidan O’Brien.

Hawkeye finished fourth in the Dubai Champion Stakes on his final start for O’Brien and has not been disgraced since in the Hong Kong Cup, Singapore Airlines International and Gran Premio di Milano.

The four-year-old is also entered in the Princess Of Wales’s Stakes at Newmarket next week but Jarvis today indicated that the Pentax ‘Perfect Image’ Stakes at the Esher track was the preferred option.

‘‘He’s fine, in good form - the plan is to run him at Sandown at the moment,’’ he explained.

Hawkeye’s last outing at San Siro, when he finished third to Falbrav and Narrative in the Italian Group One, was over 12 furlongs but Jarvis is not concerned about the shorter trip on Friday.

‘‘We’re dropping him back to a mile and a quarter but it’s stiff mile and a quarter at Sandown,’’ he said. ‘‘He seemed to get the mile and a half in Italy all right but I think he’s adaptable.’’

Meanwhile, the stable’s smart Tarfshi is likely to have her next run in top company at ‘Glorious’ Goodwood next month.

The Mtoto filly recorded her second win from three starts this term when making all in brave fashion to land the Group Two Hunston Financial Pretty Polly Stakes in Ireland on Saturday.

‘‘She’ll go for the Nassau Stakes I think,’’ Jarvis said. ‘‘Ground-wise she just doesn’t like extremes - doesn’t like it very soft and hates it very firm. So it was just right for her at the Curragh.’’

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