Prince on course for cup

Impressive Ascot Listed scorer Hawridge Prince is likely to take his chance in Saturday’s David Wilson Homes Jockey Club Cup at Newmarket.

Impressive Ascot Listed scorer Hawridge Prince is likely to take his chance in Saturday’s David Wilson Homes Jockey Club Cup at Newmarket.

The son of Polar Falcon has earned himself a step up in grade after handing out a five-length beating to subsequent Curragh victor Frank Sonata at the Berkshire venue last month.

Trainer Rod Millman was understandably pleased to see the runner-up advertise the merit of the form and has been pleased with his six-year-old since.

“Hawridge Prince will probably go for the race on Saturday,” he confirmed.

“Everything has gone very well with him since his Ascot win and this is the last race for him really.

“I haven’t had the horse for very long and he had a bad injury earlier in the year and he was injured the year before that too.

“He has been a bit delicate to train so this is the first time we’ve really had a clear run with him,” Millman explained.

“He seems fine after his last two runs though and he’s just been a revelation over two miles.

“Frank Sonata has franked the from of his last win but obviously Percussionist would be a big danger if the going is soft.

“Our horse goes there with his confidence boosted though.”

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