Kool Kompany returned to England after flopping in Australia where he failed to record a win but he got back to winning ways at Doncaster on his first start this season
KOOL KOMPANY bids for Group 2 honours in Friday’s bet365 Mile at Sandown.
The five-year-old got his career back on track with a win at Doncaster after returning from a luckless spell in Australia.
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Trainer Richard Hannon won this race last year with Toormore.
David O’Meara, successful with Custom Cut in 2015, saddles Mondialiste while Tashweeq returns to action following a 544-day absence for trainer John Gosden.
Ruth Carr’s admirable Sovereign Debt throws his hat into the ring just two weeks after taking the all-weather mile final at Lingfield.
Aidan O’Brien sends Cougar Mountain, who was runner-up to Sovereign Debt in Qatar in February, over from Ireland.
A strong 10-runner line-up is made up by Gabrial, Jallota, Mitchum Swagger, Opal Tiara and Dawn Of Hope.
O’Brien’s Deauville is among eight horses declared for the bet365 Gordon Richards Stakes in which last year’s winner and subsequent Prince Of Wales’s Stakes hero My Dream Boat makes his seasonal debut for Clive Cox.
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Sir Michael Stoute’s Ulysses, fourth in the Breeders’ Cup Turf, is an interesting contender as is Royal Artillery from the Gosden camp.
Gosden has left both Cunco and Monarchs Glen in the bet365 Classic Trial for which just five have stood their ground.
Frankuus, a Group Three victor at Chantilly for Mark Johnston as a juvenile, is among the quintet along with Ralph Beckett’s Intern and the David Simcock-trained Fierce Impact, winner of his only start to date.