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Ascot aims for Lyons pair

Ger Lyons believes he has a couple of smart two-year-olds for Royal Ascot on his hands in the shape of Cappella Sansevero and Dandyleekie.

Capella Sansevero is two from two having won the usually informative Fishery Lane Race at Naas.

Dandyleekie made a winning debut at Navan, leading Lyons to think he may have a very nice team for the rest of the season.

"We haven't run many two-year-olds yet, but of the ones we have run, only one of them hasn't won and he should win next time out," said Lyons.

"Cappella ran a cracker, he just pulled himself up in front.

"We have the option of running again, but I think we'll go straight to Royal Ascot.

"He could come back to five furlongs for the Norfolk. I think he's better than Dandyleekie, who could run in either the Windsor Castle or the Coventry.

"With Cappella he could run a blinder in the Coventry and finish third, I think he'd have more chance of winning the Norfolk. This game is all about winning, nobody remembers the losers.

"Our Ascot team is coming together nicely and I just have to make sure we go with the right horses."