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Tate Ponders Ascot Trip

Tate Ponders Ascot Trip

Trainer James Tate is delighted with Invincible Army’s “savage form” and admits a trip to Royal Ascot looks likely. The four-year-old boasts back-to-back victories this season after appearances at Doncaster and York over the last couple of months.

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He returned to action from a 252-day break to win the Unibet Cammidge Trophy Stakes at Doncaster, before topping the field in the Duke of York Clipper Logistics at York earlier this month. Tate has yet to make a final decision on a potential trip to Royal Ascot for the Diamond Jubilee, however, he admits it is a strong possibility.

“He’s in fantastic form – savage form, you might say,” Tate said. “My head lad Chris led him out on Wednesday and came back with a fat lip, and the other morning my travelling head lass Mary tried to catch him and he almost bit her finger off! She had to go and have that glued back together.

“He’s in such good form at the moment we can’t not prepare him for Royal Ascot. If we eased off him he could cause someone a serious injury! “If the ground came up rattling fast at Ascot that would temper our enthusiasm, but we’ve got to train him for that and we’ll see where we are nearer the time.”

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