Churchill Stakes: Bolshoi Ballet and Missed The Cut set to feature in Listed contest at Lingfield on Saturday | Racing News

Aidan O’Brien’s Grade One winner Bolshoi Ballet could make his first of the year in the BetUK Churchill Stakes at Lingfield on Saturday.

The Galileo colt was the Derby favorite to beat in 2021 and the last of his four career victories to date came in the Belmont Derby a month after his Epsom upset.

He was last seen in action in the Hong Kong Cup in December but is one of 20 potential runners in the 10-furlong Listed event which was won by Piledriver last year.

The list of entries also includes the duo of John and Thedie Gosden. Harovin And Forest of Dean Joe is looking to give the Clearhaven team their third win in the race in four years, while course and distance winners Tregony Patron stepped into the company looking for a four-timer after a brilliant spell in every season during the Racing League.

This race is one of two fast track qualifiers on the card and will feature the winner of Royal Ascot. Missing the cut George ready to line up for Boogie.

“Missed the cut is in super form,” Bogie said. “He went from bottom to Group Two in the summer and was probably feeling the effects of a very busy campaign at Deauville (when fifth in Group Two).

“That being said, he still ran very well, and the form has clearly worked – the winner (Al Hakeem) was fourth in the arc and the second (Janko) almost got the Prix Dollar this weekend. had won

“Our horse has prepared well for him, and we’ll expect him to run very well. He could go to Dubai this winter, but we’re very much looking at this race as a guide. But using where we are.”

There are 15 entries for other listed races on the card. Batik Golden Rose Stakes – with the 2019 winner Judicial Looking to go one better than last year to regain the crown.

Samarkand Will look to continue the fine form he has shown on the turf over the summer. Logo Hunter And Harry’s bar Both could travel from Ireland.

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