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Goodwood plan for classy Cover

Take Cover will aim to follow up his impressive win at York on Saturday in the Betfred King George Stakes at Glorious Goodwood.

The seven-year-old sprinter was having just his 14th race on the Knavesmire after running respectably in the King's Stand Stakes.

Having blasted out of the stalls he could not be pegged back and a return to York for the Nunthorpe is also on the agenda.

"He's come out of the race nicely, he's bouncing," said his trainer David Griffiths.

"He'll go to the King George at Goodwood if he's OK and if not he'll go straight to the Nunthorpe.

"He's just so fast and got his ground at the weekend. I knew it would take a good one to beat him.

"If there was a front-runner at Goodwood that wouldn't bother me as they'd be going too quick, a horse couldn't keep it up for five furlongs if they are quicker than him.

"I wouldn't be scared of anything in the Nunthorpe, although I'd respect a horse like Sole Power.

"He wasn't beaten far at all in the King's Stand, only three lengths, and it was his first run of the season.

"After York it would be logical to go for the Abbaye, but history tells you it will be soft ground. He has won off heavy but that was off 79 when he was just miles better than the rest.

"Dubai will have to be discussed with the owners, but you'd the the grass sprint track there will be made for him."