Prix Maurice de Gheest Target for Golden Horde


Golden Horde | Racing Post

Golden Horde (Ire) (Lethal Force {Ire}), a winner of the G1 Commonwealth Cup at Royal Ascot in June, will next take part in the G1 Prix Maurice de Gheest at Deauville on Aug. 9. Clive Cox has earmarked that French feature for his charge, who most recently ran third in the G1 July Cup on July 11. As a juvenile, the Al Mohamediya Racing colourbearer scooped the G2 Richmond S. and was third and second, respectively, in the G1 Prix Morny and G1 Middle Park S.

“It's day-by-day with these sort of horses, but I would say the Maurice de Gheest is the likely target, as long as we are happy with him at home,” said trainer Clive Cox. “He won the Commonwealth Cup, and we thought he came out of the race well, but the July Cup might have come soon enough.”

G2 Coventry S. victor Nando Parrado (GB) (Kodiac {GB}) has recovered from his setback that saw him out of the G2 Prix Robert Papin. He is also slated for a Group 1 contest, the G1 Prix Morny at Deauville on Aug. 23.

“Nando Parrado had a slightly easier week after he had to miss the Robert Papin,” said Cox. “Hopefully the Prix Morny will still be the next target for him.”

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