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Goldoni goes for Glasgow pot

Wed, 18 July 2012

The rain-softened ground at Hamilton is not expected to be a problem for Goldoni in the Glasgow Stakes on Thursday afternoon.

The Dylan Thomas gelding took testing conditions in his stride when winning the Investec Derby Trial at Epsom in April and was last seen finishing sixth to Energizer in the Group Three Tercentenary Stakes over a mile and a quarter at Royal Ascot.

Trainer Andrew Balding is happy this race is over an extra furlong, saying: "It looked like he handled the real soft conditions at Epsom and he seems in great form.

"He ran well enough at Ascot and this will probably be more his distance as well. We could have done with another furlong at Ascot and we've got that here."

Rae Guest has decided not to run promising colt Ed De Gas. The Newmarket handler made the call after the Scottish track was hit by further rain overnight.

Ed De Gas could now be rerouted to the bet365 Gordon Stakes at Glorious Goodwood on July 31.

Guest said: "It's a long journey and the ground would be bottomless. We'll run him in a nice race where we can find one. He might go for the Gordon Stakes at Goodwood.

"He's got plenty of options and he's a nice horse so we didn't want to run him in jumping ground."

Winner of his first three starts, Ed De Gas was third to the Queen's filly Estimate in the Queen's Vase at Royal Ascot on his latest outing.

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