Godolphin’s MG1SW Hawkbill (Kitten’s Joy) came out of his third-place effort in the G1 Prince Of Wales’s S. in good order and is headed abroad according to trainer Charlie Appleby. A brilliant winner of the G1 Dubai Sheema Classic at Meydan earlier in the year, the flashy chestnut disappointed on his return to Britain in the G1 Coronation Cup at Epsom at the beginning of June. Hawkbill looks set for a second tilt at the GI Northern Dancer S. in Canada in September–he lost by a head in 2017–following his fine effort in defeat at Royal Ascot.
“He ran a solid race [at Ascot],” said Appleby. “I was pleased with his performance and that is the sort of level we are with him. Campaigning him around the world, I’m sure he will pinch another race for us. We will do a bit of travelling with him. We will probably look towards the Northern Dancer in Canada.”