Vandeek Primed For Sandy Lane

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Unbeaten colt Vandeek (GB) (Havana Grey {GB}) continues to progress in his preparation for the G2 Sandy Lane S. at Haydock on May 25. The Simon and Ed Crisford-trained colt's long-term goal is Royal Ascot's G1 Commonwealth Cup S. next month.

A winner of all four of his starts including the early August G2 Richmond S., G1 Prix Morny later that month, and the G1 Middle Park S. in September, the colt is pleasing his connections.

“He's coming along nicely now, so we're hoping we'll be all systems go at the end of May,” said co-trainer Ed Crisford. “I'm really happy with him and he has done extremely well. He's a bigger, stronger horse this year and has really filled his frame.

“He just showed us so much speed and the whole pedigree says he was a sprinter. Last year he was learning still and he didn't quite know what was going on. It took until the Middle Park to see that real electric turn of foot. Plus he ran on bad ground all the time.

“When we saw him in the Middle Park he showed us that raw speed and we'll definitely stick to sprinting for now. The Commonwealth Cup is the main target and Haydock will be the prep run and on from there.”

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