Admiral sets sail for Dee Stakes

Royal Lodge Stakes winner Admiralofthefleet will aim to book his ticket for Epsom in the Aktiv Kapital UK Ltd Dee Stakes at Chester on Friday.

Royal Lodge Stakes winner Admiralofthefleet will aim to book his ticket for Epsom in the Aktiv Kapital UK Ltd Dee Stakes at Chester on Friday.

Used as a stepping-stone to Derby glory by Oath and Kris Kin in recent years, Aidan O’Brien’s charge will look to banish a below-par effort in the Leopardstown 2000 Guineas Trial in this Group Three contest.

Ea left his one run as a juvenile behind him with a comfortable win over a mile at Nottingham last time out and represents Michael Stoute.

The Barry Hills-trained Desert Dew, an impressive winner of the Esher Cup on his last start, is set for a step up in class, while connections of the unbeaten Yazamaan will learn more after his first foray into Group company.

Habalwatan, Monzante and Striving Storm complete the seven-runner line-up.

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