Golden Horde Bound for Haydock Sprint Cup

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Group 1 winner Golden Horde (Ire) (Lethal Force {Ire}) is targeting the G1 Haydock Sprint Cup on Sept. 5 for his next start, according to trainer Clive Cox. A winner of the 2020 G1 Commonwealth Cup S. at Royal Ascot, the 3-year-old colt ran third in the G1 Darley July Cup on July 11 and was fourth in Deauville's G1 Prix Maurice de Gheest on Aug. 9.

“The Sprint Cup at Haydock would be a logical step to take from here, if all is well in the meantime,” said Cox. “He has come back really well from his run in France. He is still only a baby in comparison to those he was up against in the Maurice de Gheest. As a 3-year-old, he is taking his racing really well, and I'm happy with him. He travelled really kindly in the Maurice de Gheest, but I think the last 100 yards was just a step too far after racing competitively throughout.”

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