On the eve of the Derby Meeting Godolphin will look to dominate the Henry II Stakes at Sandown with Colour Vision, Cavalryman and Ley Hunter

On what is the highest quality evening fixture of the season Godolphin will look to dominate the feature two mile contest – the Henry II Stakes. Ascot Gold Cup winner Colour Vision will be the likely punters favourite with his stablemate and Dubai winner Cavalryman being his main opposition. Cavalryman was an impressive winner at Meydan and if he can carry that form to this race looks the probable victor. James Fanshawe’s High Jinx is certain to be in the mix with the Godolphin horses as they finish their marathon outing.

The other Group Three race on the card is run in memory of the imperious Brigadier Gerard. Last year’s Derby second Main Sequence will hope to improve on his sesaonal debut performance at Ascot but will have to be on top form to hold off the challenges of some decent handicapers.

Al Waab was disappointing when making his seasonal reappearance at the course back in April. Now back in trip this highly regarded Sir Henry Cecil colt will be sure to show his true potential in the listed Heron Stakes (8.20).

The National Stakes (6.40) is likely to be the stepping stone on the way to a Royal Ascot run for the winner. The two year old with the most appeal looks to be Steventon Star who won with more in hand than it looked at York last time out.


(Featured Photograph – Colour Vision at Glorious Goodwood by Stuart Rice)


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