Top racing tipster Kevan Minter, known as The Colonel, gives readers his top tips for the week ahead. Kevan, who lives in Stamford, is trackside most days and is regularly on television.
Richard Hannon Junior reported QIPCO Sussex Stakes hero Toronado was in fine form after his thrilling defeat of old rival Dawn Approach in last Wednesday’s Group One Glorious Goodwood showpiece.
The Prix Jacques Le Marois at Deauville later this month was mooted as the next outing for the son of High Chaparral, but though it remains an option, it may no longer be the favoured one.
“The Queen Elizabeth II Stakes and then the Breeders’ Cup Mile are the two,” said Hannon. “I would just love to see him run round two bends on fast ground.
“We could give him a rest now, and then pick him up again for Ascot. He’s an easier horse to deal with than he used to be, hardier. But of course plans could all change.”
Ex-England footballer Michael Owen won the Goodwood Cup on Thursday last week with Black Panther at odds of 13/2.
He said: “It’s an honour to win, especially with a horse I bred.”
Lady Cecil’s Wild Coco won the Group 3 Blackrock-backed Lillie Langtry Stakes on her seasonal debut for the second year on the bounce at Glorious Goodwood on Thursday last week.
Moonlight Cloud (5/4 f) was voted the best mare in Europe after winning the Larc Prix Maurice de Gheest at Deaville on Sunday.
Freddy Head’s highly regarded filly won this race for the third time powering clear to beat Leathal Force with ease and is expected to make a quick return to Deauville for the Jacques Ie Marois this weekend.
Sole Power is the money horse (4/1 from 5/1) for the Nunthorpe Stakes at York at the end of this month.
Coral Eclipse winner AI Kazeem has been well backed this week with Paddy Power ( 13/8 from 7/4 ) for the Juddmonte International Stakes at York later this month and is 13/2 with BetVictor for the Prix De L’arc De Triomphe in October.
Lady Cecil’s Al Guwair will be a major factor in the 8.15 at Lingfield on Saturday, Frankie Dettori takes the ride.
At Newmarket Baby Bush looks a major player for red hot trainer Richard Hannon in the Group 3 Sweet Solera Stakes.