Coolmore Nunthorpe Stakes
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Group 1, York 15:35
£250,000 added,
2yo plus,
5f, Class 1   
Friday 21st August 2020

King Power Racing’s Royal Ascot winner Art Power is being primed for a tilt at the Coolmore Nunthorpe Stakes at York.

Art Power has developed into one of the most exciting three-year-old sprinters in Britain, winning at Newcastle and then annihilating a competitive field in the Palace Of Holyroodhouse Handicap at Royal Ascot last month.

The Tim Easterby-trained colt then took his first steps into Group company at Naas, an increase in class that did not phase him as he ran out a two-and-a-half length winner of the Group 3 Coolmore Sioux Nation Lacken Stakes, beating Group 1 winner Millisle in the process.

Art Power is unbeaten on his three starts on turf, winning by a combined total of 11 lengths, and the Nunthorpe would represent a first attempt at a Group 1.

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The brilliant Battaash remains the red-hot favourite after landing his fourth successive King George Stakes in stunning fashion at Glorious Goodwood.

The Charlie Hills-trained sprinter is now 4/5 to win back-to-back renewals on the Knavesmire after obliterating his own course record on the Sussex Downs.

Battaash beat last season’s Prix de l’Abbaye winner Glass Slippers by just over 2l in a time of 55.62 seconds, shaving 0.58 seconds off his previous best from 2019.

He’s now a massive favourite for the Nunthorpe, with the progressive Art Power his nearest challenger at 6/1A’Ali is next best at 8/1a price he shares with Sceptical, while American raider Golden Pal further back at 10/1.

Nicola McGeady of Ladbrokes said: “Battaash smashed his own record at Goodwood today and deserves to be the stand-out favourite for next month’s Nunthorpe Stakes.”

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Coolmore Nunthorpe Stakes
(Group 1) (British Champions Series)
£250,000 added, 2yo plus, 5f, Class 1
21 entries
Going: Good to Firm

NO. FORM HORSE AGE WGT JOCKEY TRAINER
1 10/2-8 Alpha Delphini 9 9-11 Bryan Smart
2 110-11 Battaash 6 9-11 Charles Hills
3 21-569 Dakota Gold 6 9-11 Michael Dods
4 53-192 El Astronaute 7 9-11 John Quinn
5 -12295 Equilateral 5 9-11 Charles Hills
6 18-152 Hello Youmzain 4 9-11 Kevin Ryan
7 19-161 Moss Gill 4 9-11 James Bethell
8 421-11 Oxted 4 9-11 Roger Teal
9 10-811 A'Ali 3 9-9 Simon & Ed Crisford
10 31-111 Art Power 3 9-9 Tim Easterby
11 0-1035 Dubai Station 3 9-9 K R Burke
12 8-2154 Lazuli 3 9-9 Charlie Appleby
13 11-00 Pierre Lapin 3 9-9 Roger Varian
14 21-706 Southern Hills 3 9-9 A P O'Brien
15 111-52 Glass Slippers 4 9-8 Kevin Ryan
16 01-308 Maid In India 6 9-8 Eric Alston
17 2-1324 Liberty Beach 3 9-6 John Quinn
18 22 Golden Pal 2 8-1 Wesley A Ward
19 117 Steel Bull 2 8-1 M D O'Callaghan
20 1122 The Lir Jet 2 8-1 Michael Bell
21 1122 Frenetic 2 7-12 G M Lyons