Primaeval may swerve Ascot
Royal Hunt Cup ante-post favourite Primaeval is far from certain to line-up in the one mile cavalry charge at Royal Ascot next month.
The six-year-old, owned by TV personalities Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly, took advantage of a lower turf mark to win well at Goodwood last week.
That performance was over seven furlongs and it is over that trip, rather than the mile of the Hunt Cup, which trainer James Fanshawe feels Primaeval excels.
"It was good to see Primaeval translate his all-weather form to the turf," said Fanshawe.
"I'm not sure if he'll run in the Hunt Cup or the Buckingham Palace but I think he's better over seven furlongs. Nothing is set in stone yet, but it could be the Buckingham Palace."
Stablemate Society Rock is on target for a crack at Black Caviar in the Diamond Jubilee Stakes. The five-year-old was beaten just a half a length by Tiddliwinks on his seasonal debut in the Duke of York Stakes.
"Society Rock is absolutely fine," added Fanshawe.
"We're aiming towards Royal Ascot and he seems to like it there. It was good to see that form get a big boost with the horse of Kevin Ryan's (Tiddliwinks) winning well in Ireland at the weekend."