Accolade a Gordon possible

High Accolade may try and resurrect his St Leger claims in the Peugeot Gordon Stakes at Goodwood on Tuesday.

High Accolade may try and resurrect his St Leger claims in the Peugeot Gordon Stakes at Goodwood on Tuesday.

Trainer Marcus Tregoning is considering sending the son of Mark Of Esteem for the mile and a half race, which was won last year by eventual Leger third Bandari.

High Accolade was a disappointing five-length sixth when tackling the older horses in the Princess Of Wales’s Stakes at Newmarket last time.

But he had previously reeled of a hat-trick of successes, including the King Edward VII Stakes at Royal Ascot.

Tregoning is keeping an eye on the weather forecast for the Sussex track, but is seriously considering a crack at the race.

“It looks like he may go to Goodwood. We’d be a bit concerned about the forecast, we’re not sure he would go on soft ground as we’ve never tried it,” the trainer said.

“Even if it is soft, we might run him and he has been working very well.”

The going at Goodwood is officially described as good at present and clerk of the course Seamus Buckley is hoping to maintain that ground before the five-day meeting kicks off on Tuesday.

“Up to 6pm yesterday we have had one inch of rain but it’s a lovely, bright morning here,” he said.

“The forecast is for some showers and sunshine during the week, but we are delighted with the course and we are hopeful of starting off the week with some good ground.”

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