Sir Robert Cheval on target for Wokingham at Royal Ascot

Cowell speedster ‘in great form’

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Robert Cowell is looking forward to running Sir Robert Cheval at Royal Ascot.

The seven-year-old has not been seen since finishing a close second to Just Glamorous in the Listed Rous Stakes at the Berkshire track in October.

“He will go straight to the Wokingham. He is in great form,” said the Newmarket handler.

“I think he is more a five-furlong horse than six, but he gets into the Wokingham and he will give the owners a good day out.

“I think I will line up an outing in the Shergar Cup afterwards with him.

“He had some surgery on one particular leg earlier this year. It has taken time to come together, but he worked brilliantly the other morning. He is a lovely horse.”

Cowell has benefited from owners Phoenix Thoroughbred Limited splitting with Jeremy Nosdea, but new recruit Lanksy is set to skip the Royal meeting.

“He has been taken out of all the entries he has got and he will be given a little bit of time,” said Cowell.

“He will be ready for the second half of the season, but he only arrived with me about three weeks ago.”

Another sprinter, Raucous, has Glorious Goodwood on his agenda after winning there recently.

Cowell said: “He didn’t have the Ascot entry as we knew we had to find about 12lb to get into the Wokingham, so we didn’t bother putting him in.

“He will have a Stewards’ Cup entry and that is the aim and he will probably run once before then.

“He does have to have everything go right, but he is a talented horse and if we can get him in somewhere down near the bottom of the weights I think he would be quite fun to watch.

“He loves Goodwood and he has got a good record there.”

Sir Robert Cheval on target for Wokingham at Royal Ascot

Ascot 17:00, 23 June 2018

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