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Ten Sovereigns has six appeal, insists O'Brien

Aidan O’Brien
Aidan O’Brien

By Graham Clark

Aidan O'Brien expects Ten Sovereigns to feel the benefit of dropping back in trip to six furlongs when he lines up in the Commonwealth Cup at Royal Ascot today.

The No Nay Never colt was unbeaten in three juvenile outings, culminating with victory in the Middle Park Stakes over this sprint trip last autumn.

Ten Sovereigns was sent off favourite for the Qipco 2000 Guineas on his return last month and, while he could finish only fifth, O'Brien was satisfied with his effort but believes a sprint trip will suit him better still.

He said: "He travelled so well in the Guineas, he ran a great race, but this was the trip he was very comfortable at last year so you'd imagine he'll be happy."

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