As long as there are no last minute glitches the plan is for Threat to take his chance in the G1 Darley July Cup at Newmarket on Saturday. We were originally looking at the Prix Jean Prat (over seven furlongs) in France but the ground there is very soft at the moment and don’t really want to run him on that surface in what looks a hot little race. That’s not to say the July Cup is any easier but I just think the drop back to six furlongs might be just what he needs and he hasn’t got much to find with Golden Horde, and he’ll be favourite, so it makes sense to have a crack at this prize.
Threat has always been a very good horse and he ran a great race in the St James’s Palace Stakes where he showed plenty of speed but didn’t quite get home on the ground and we’re forecast good weather at the weekend which will really suit him. He’s come out of Ascot in great shape, and might even come on for it a little bit as well. Oisin Murphy maintains the ride.