Mick Appleby Has Molecomb In Mind For Royal Ascot Winner Big Evs 

Big Evs | Megan Ridgwell

Mick Appleby is preparing Royal Ascot winner Big Evs (Ire) for a tilt at the G3 Molecomb S. at Goodwood after the Blue Point (Ire) colt confirmed his speed in running out a 20-1 winner of the  Windsor Castle S.

A trip to the Knavesmire at York has also been pencilled in later in the season by Appleby, who revealed that he was not one bit surprised by the colt's performance at the royal meeting last week.

He said, “I did quite fancy him because he worked well with Annaf ((Ire) (Muhaarar {GB}) [King's Stand third] the Saturday before. I was pretty confident he would finish in the first three but I didn't think he would win like that. Obviously he is a very good horse.”

Appleby added, “I had plenty of messages of congratulations afterwards which I was very appreciative of. It is what we do it for and Royal Ascot is where everyone wants to have winners.

“He is more than likely to now go for the Molecomb at Goodwood. I think that is the most obvious target for him and then we will go from there.”

The Nunthorpe could be pencilled in for Big Evs at York but there is also a chance he could step up a furlong and take on the Gimcrack S. instead.

Appleby explained, “We've said we will possibly look at the Nunthorpe afterwards but Goodwood is next on the agenda. We did half think about going for the Gimcrack at York after Goodwood as well.

“Whether he will get six furlongs I don't know, but it didn't look like he was stopping at Ascot. At York I think he probably would get six furlongs, but we will get Goodwood done first then make a decision which route we take after that.

“The owner has had a few offers on the table for him but he is not interested in selling him which is good to see.”

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