Indestructible Bids To Bounce Back To Form In St James's Palace Stakes

Amo Racing boss Kia Joorabchian | Laura Green/Tattersalls

Craven winner Indestructible (Ire) (Kodiac {GB}) will bid to bounce back from a disappointing effort in the 2,000 Guineas when lining out for the G1 St. James's Palace S. at Royal Ascot later this month. 

The Karl Burke-trained colt could only manage 10th behind Chaldean (GB) (Frankel {GB}) in the Guineas, where the testing ground is reported to have been against Amo Racing's runner. 

Spokesman for the operation, Tom Pennington said, “He's come out of the Guineas very well. The ground probably didn't play to his strengths at Newmarket. We've always said he is not a soft ground horse and it was decent ground when he won the Craven.

“He's in decent form and is working well, Karl is happy with him, and it is all systems go for the St James's Palace at Royal Ascot.”

He added. “Quick ground round a bend should see him at his best, he's a nice horse and you don't do what he did in the Craven without being a nice horse. I think getting on better ground will see him replicate what he did at Newmarket in the Craven.

“You can't knock his form and his only disappointing run before the Guineas was when he was second to Chaldean at Doncaster last season. The ground was hock deep that day as well and he's just not as effective on that sort of ground. He's much better on a sound surface.”

Indestructible is as big as 40-1 in places for the St James's Palace. The market revolves around Guineas winner Chaldean, a 6-4 favourite, while Irish 2,000 Guineas hero Paddington (GB) (Siyouni {Fr}) is next best at 3-1.

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