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Signal aims to Wow Coventry

Harry Herbert could hardly have been more positive about Al Shaqab Racing's new acquisition The Wow Signal.

Trained by John Quinn and bound for the Coventry Stakes at Royal Ascot next Tuesday, the Starspangledbanner colt won a recent Ayr maiden by no less than nine lengths.

The distant runner-up Doc Charm, dotted up back at the same track, while Jungle Cat, who was a 20-length third, also scored at Goodwood.

Herbert, Al Shaqab's racing advisor, said: "You never quite know what you are buying when a horse has won that well, but the form since has been sensational.

"John is mad on the horse, he thinks he's very smart indeed. I don't think he'd want the ground any quicker and it's a hugely open race but he goes there with a good chance."