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Gold Cup contender Kyprios takes in Leopardstown test in Saval Beg | Racing News

Kyprios bids to proceed his resurgence with victory within the Saval Beg Levmoss Stakes at Leopardstown on Friday.

The Galileo colt appeared a possible Derby contender final spring, however he might solely end fourth within the Lingfield Derby Trial and subsequently suffered harm previous to the Queen’s Vase at Royal Ascot.

Aidan O’Brien’s cost proved 11 months off the observe has carried out him no hurt when defeating full-sister Search For A Track within the Classic Crop Stakes at Navan three weeks in the past and he will likely be a scorching favorite to comply with up at Group Three degree.

O’Brien mentioned: “We’re wanting ahead to Kyprios within the Saval Beg. He delighted us by profitable the Classic Crop properly in Navan in what was a robust area for a Listed race and he has been good since.

“He is a courageous horse. He gained his maiden first outing as a two-year-old on very dangerous floor in Galway after which gained first outing final 12 months in Cork. However then he got here out below the stalls at Ascot and picked up an harm so he did not run once more till Navan, the place he clearly loved the step up in journey.

“Now we have at all times thought he’d be good and whereas he’s 4, he nonetheless has very low mileage, having solely run 5 occasions.

“He additionally had an entry within the Yorkshire Cup on Friday, however we just like the Saval Beg for him and we’re wanting ahead to seeing him progress at this degree.”

Kyprios – who’s as quick as 5-1 for the Ascot Gold Cup – is about to face 4 rivals, with Andrew Slattery declaring each Sunchart and Pineapple Categorical.

Sunchart was overwhelmed 11 lengths when sixth behind Kyprios within the Classic Crop, whereas Pineapple Categorical made a promising begin to her marketing campaign when third in final month’s Noblesse Stakes at Cork.

Slattery mentioned: “Pineapple Categorical ran a beautiful race first outing. You can anticipate her to return on for that usually, however particularly as she was in season so to get that vital black kind was good.

“These are the kind of races we’ve got mapped out for her for the 12 months as a result of she’s rated 95 now so her handicapping days are over. And he or she confirmed in Cork, she shouldn’t be misplaced in these sorts of races.

“She is stepping up two furlongs however I do not assume that will likely be an issue. In reality I believe that she may be higher for that too. We’ll know much more after Friday.

“Sunchart ran rather well when simply touched off a head by Wordsworth in Gowran Park and I in all probability ran him again too fast within the Classic Crop at Navan, as a result of he simply wasn’t absolutely match to begin the season off and had a tough race.

“He is in good type now although. He has a few different choices too and we’ll agency up the plans for him with the proprietor within the coming days.”

Jim Bolger’s Agitare and the Ger Lyons-trained Phoenix Cowboy are the opposite hopefuls.

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