Spring takes Wales's test

  • Last Updated: July 9 2014, 13:19 BST

Arab Spring takes his next jump in class by joining Sir Michael Stoute-trained stablemate Hillstar among the eight declared runners in Thursday's Princess of Wales's boylesports.

Arab Spring: Princess of Wales's Stakes hopeful
Arab Spring: Princess of Wales's Stakes hopeful

The late-developing four-year-old has won each of his starts this season and moves out of handicaps after an impressive victory in the Duke Of Edinburgh Stakes at Royal Ascot.

Stoute has won this Group Two event an incredible nine times already and Arab Spring could end up in one of the autumn's prestige events if he continues his progress.

Hillstar, who was ruled out of last weekend's Coral-Eclipse due to the ground, chased home another Stoute star, Telescope, in the Hardwicke Stakes at Royal Ascot.

Two more trainers are double-handed with Saeed bin Suroor preparing to give old favourite Cavalryman his first British start of the year.

He also takes the wraps off Excellent Result while Marco Botti has declared the Australian Thoroughbred Bloodstock-owned pair Dandino and Seismos.

Gatewood has won a couple of Listed races this season after returning to John Gosden's care after a spell in Australia while Richard Hannon's Pether's Moon was only a head behind Hillstar at Royal Ascot.