Berkshire could still make the Qipco 2000 Guineas if he satisfies trainer Paul Cole in an important workout this weekend.
Big things are expected of the colt this season after his victories in the Chesham Stakes and the Royal Lodge but he was a huge disappointment on his reappearance in the Greenham Stakes at Newbury, where he dropped away to finish 19 lengths behind the impressive Kingman.
Star New Zealand performer It's A Dundeel will not be heading to Royal Ascot this summer as he has been retired to stud.
The Queen Anne and Prince of Wales's Stakes were mentioned by connections of the Murray Baker-trained five-year-old, who took the valuable Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Randwick last weekend.
Despite a decade of sustained success, it is perhaps surprising Willie Mullins is yet to land the Irish Grand National. TOUCH THE EDEN (Fairyhouse, 5.00) and last year’s runner-up Away We Go provide the Irish Champion trainer with a terrific chance of registering that landmark victory and preference is for the former who comes into the race looking to complete a hat-trick.
The curtain falls on the National Hunt season in style again this year with the 5-day Punchestown Festival in Ireland and GG.COM is pleased that the Festival’s Day 1 sponsor, Boylesports, has also agreed to sponsor our Punchestown Pontoon Challenge.