Battaash in Good Nick For King's Stand


Battaash | Scoop Dyga

Evergreen sprinter Battaash (Ire) (Dark Angel {Ire}) is in good form in advance of a title defense in the G1 King's Stand S. at Royal Ascot. Also a winner of the G2 King George S. last July and the G1 Coolmore Nunthorpe S. at York on Aug. 21, the 7-year-old Charlie Hills trainee is fully healed from an injury picked up over the winter.

“His trainer will tell you he's definitely on course for Ascot,” said Shadwell Racing Manager Angus Gold. “It's been well documented he was late going back in due to his problems during the winter. He's a 7-year-old so our job is to make sure he's OK. He's done a couple of bits of work now with Dane O'Neill on and Dane is very happy with him. He worked really well on Wednesday and Dane felt like he was still enjoying it.

“We've got just under three weeks left before Ascot. At the moment we're on track. Whether he'll be sharp enough to go there first time, only the next two weeks will tell us. We've a sporting chance at the moment.”

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