Time Test is set to head for the Prince of Wales Stakes at Royal Ascot after impressing in the Brigadier Gerard Stakes at Sandown on Thursday evening.
Roger Charlton’s star defied a 5lbs penalty to beat fancied Intilaaq and Western Hymn and will now return to the scene of his impressive Tercentenary Stakes win in 2015.
Intilaaq and Western Hymn are both set to aim for the Hardwicke Stakes at Royal Ascot now after coming up short in their battle with Time Test.
Elsewhere, Melbourne Cup second Max Dynamite is expected to head to Royal Ascot and the Gold Cup in Honour of The Queen’s 90thBirthday despite a third place finish in the Henry II Stakes at Sandown.
Trip to Paris was second in this race last year and went on to secure Gold Cup glory but winner Pallasator impressed coming from off the pace to finish clear of Suegioo this time around in the Henry II.
Pallasator, along with Max Dynamite, has an entry for the Gold Cup in three weeks’ time and so will be aiming to follow up on the biggest stage of all.
Also on the card at Sandown was highly fancied Mehmas in the National Stakes but he and Frankie Dettori couldn’t reel in front-running Global Applause and Ryan Moore and will now look to Royal Ascot to return to winning ways.
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