Sunday 17 December 2017

Workforce gearing up for Ascot

Workforce is an intended runner in the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Ascot next weekend, as long as the ground is suitable.

"He's an intended runner if the ground is all right," said Teddy Grimthorpe, owner Khalid Abdullah's racing manager. "We have no worries taking him back there. He's had two races so I can't think of a reason why we wouldn't go."

Meanwhile, Sense Of Purpose set up a possible crack at the Melbourne Cup with victory in the Challenge Stakes at Leopardstown on Thursday.

The four-year-old filly was extending Dermot Weld's fine record in the Listed race, which he has now won for the past four years.

"She'll get an entry for the Melbourne Cup. I'm not saying she will go but she will get an entry," said Weld. "She stays well. Ground wise, she's adaptable, but firm would be best."

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