Maurice de Gheest in the Cards For Glen Shiel

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Glen Shiel (GB) (Pivotal {GB}), who ran sixth in the G1 Darley July Cup on July 10, is enjoying a solid preparation in advance of a start in the G1 Prix Maurice de Gheest on Aug. 8. Trained by Archie Watson, the 7-year-old gelding won the G1 QIPCO British Champions Sprint S. last term and was second in the June 19 G1 Diamond Jubilee S.

“He's bang on course for the Maurice de Gheest now, and we're looking forward to running him there and excited about his targets later in the year,” said Simon Turner, of owner Hambleton Racing Syndicate. “Six and a half furlongs should be ideal, because he's such a strong-staying sprinter. It should suit him really well, and hopefully we can go there with confidence whatever the ground is.”

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