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Golden Horde can emulate his sire Lethal Force and win the Darley July Cup for trainer Clive Cox at Newmarket.  (stock photo)

Golden Horde can emulate his sire Lethal Force and win the Darley July Cup for trainer Clive Cox at Newmarket. (stock photo)

Golden Horde can emulate his sire Lethal Force and win the Darley July Cup for trainer Clive Cox at Newmarket. (stock photo)

Golden Horde can emulate his sire Lethal Force and win the Darley July Cup for trainer Clive Cox at Newmarket.

The three-year-old could end up being even better than his dad, judged on what he has achieved so far.

He was a talented juvenile - winning the Group Two Richmond Stakes and being placed in two Group One races, the Prix Morny and the Middle Park.

He wasted no time in getting that first victory at the top level under his belt either, in the Commonwealth Cup at Royal Ascot on his seasonal reappearance.

It was an emphatic performance that gave a stark warning to sprinters of all ages that he is a force to be reckoned with.

All his seven races to date have been over this six furlongs, and he looks a specialist at that trip.

Aidan O'Brien relies on Hudson River in the bet365 Superlative Stakes, and in a field full of unexposed juveniles he gets the nod. Mutamaasik can be rewarded for a big run at Royal Ascot with victory in the bet365 Bunbury Cup.

National Anthem has been a real star for David Brown this year and can pass his biggest test to date in the Betfred Heritage Handicap.

Magical Spirit can return to form when stepped back up to six furlongs for the Sky Sports Racing Sky 415 Handicap at Newcastle.

ASCOT: 12.25 Bobby On The Beat, 1.00 Lightness, 1.30 Apparate, 2.05 Alnaseem, 2.40 Dubai Souq, 3.15 Mohaather, 3.50 National Anthem, 4.25 Alphabetical.

LEOPARDSTOWN: 2.10 Noble Seal, 2.35 Toshizou, 3.10 The Mpex Kid, 3.45 Ultra Pride, 4.15 Cerberus, 4.45 Sea The Lion, 5.15 Patrick Sarsfield, 5.45 Lightning Amber.

NEWCASTLE: 4.50 Guipure, 5.25 Night Of Romance, 5.55 Listen Again, 6.30 Redzone, 7.00 Magical Spirit, 7.30 Afandem, 8.00 Anyonecanhaveitall, 8.30 Flash Point, 9.00 Gallaside.

NEWMARKET: 12.10 Country, 12.45 Wedding Dance, 1.15 Al Mutathar, 1.50 Finest Sound, 2.25 Fantail, 3.00 Hudson River, 3.35 GOLDEN HORDE (NAP), 4.10 Mutamaasik.

SALISBURY: 4.35 Fashionesque, 5.05 Fountain Cross, 5.35 Cirrus, 6.10 American Entente, 6.45 Baashir, 7.15 Monsieur Lambrays, 7.45 Award Scheme, 8.15 By Jove, 8.45 Broad Appeal.

DOUBLE: Golden Horde and Hudson River.

Belfast Telegraph