Horse racing news Monday 3rd September 2018

Clive Cox reports Harry Angel to be fully recovered from Royal Ascot where things went bafly wrong in the stalls and ready to defend his crown in the 32Red Sprint Cup at Haydock on Saturday. “He was bruised after Ascot, more than we realised at the time. But he is back now, and I couldn’t be happier with him,” Cox told to Godolphin website.

John Gosden is looking to run current 2,000 Guineas and Derby favourite Too Darn Hot in the Group Two Champagne Stakes at Doncaster on St Leger day. The trainer called the race the “logical target” by his trainer.

“I think the Champagne at Doncaster is the logical target for him – there’s a two-week gap, so that works out pretty well – and that’s probably where we’ll head,” Gosden said speaking in the Daily Mirror.

“There is the National Stakes at the Curragh, but it closed in June and he wasn’t put in that, because he hadn’t even done a piece of work by then. If that goes well, then we’ve got options in October.”

Charlie Appleby has ruled Blue Point out of Saturday's Sprint Cup at Haydock, instead opting to run the Royal Ascot winner at Irish Champions Weekend.