Newmarket target for Coventry absentee Legends Of War

Promising colt set for July Meeting

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Legends Of War has the Arqana July Stakes at Newmarket on July 12 as his target after missing Royal Ascot.

John Gosden’s expensive youngster made a sparkling winning debut at Yarmouth and was well fancied for the Coventry Stakes.

However, as he was not quite 100 per cent Gosden decided he would be better off giving him more time.

“We are looking towards the July Stakes with him. He has just started cantering again,” said Gosden.

“He got a bit of mucus on him. He was not quite right in himself and his blood was wrong. He did a couple of coughs and I had to back off him.

“Hopefully I will have him primed for the July Stakes.”

He added: “He was going to go there (Ascot) and he would have run there with Calyx, but we are going to go for another Group Two at another meeting.”

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