Equilateral ready for leap in class in Commonwealth Cup

Last Updated June 13 2018, 10:21Racing

Charlie Hills feels Equilateral can handle the step up to Group One level in the Commonwealth Cup at Royal Ascot.

The Khalid Abdullah-owned colt has won two of his three starts and made a big impression when winning at Doncaster on his return this season.

His sole defeat came at York last September, but he suffered with sore shins following that run.

"He does remind me a lot of Equiano (sire), especially the way he gets his head down and gallops," Hills told At The Races.

"His work has been very good and I'm very excited about running him on Friday


Commonwealth Cup, Royal Ascot, Friday June 22

Sky Bet Odds (Non Runner No Bet, correct at 1105BST 13/06/2018)

  • Sioux Nation 4/1
  • EQUILATERAL 9/2
  • Invincible Army 7/1
  • Sands Of Mali 7/1
  • US Navy Flag 7/1

"I regret running him at York because I had the Middle Park in my mind, but I wanted to get another race into him. He had a sore shin and wasn't quite right so we had to forget the season.

"He went back to Juddmonte and spent the winter there, but he did well through the winter and here we are today.

"He beat Andrew Balding's horse (Foxtrot Lady) comfortably that day (at Doncaster), but she is improving with every race (won twice) and runs on Saturday at York where she looks to have a great chance."

Related horse racing links

Most Read Racing

Urban Fox - best backed at Royal Ascot1

Market Movers: Fox all the rage

Urban Fox is the best backed horse on day two of Royal Ascot - check out all the Sky Bet market movers.

Scroll down for all of our team's best bets for today's action at Royal Ascot2

Royal Ascot Wednesday tips

An at-a-glance guide to our team of experts' best bets for day two of Royal Ascot, featuring Ben Linfoot, Simon Holt and Mike Cattermole.

Check out Ben Linfoot's Value Bets for the action at Royal Ascot3

Value Bet: Settle the bet

Ben Linfoot seeks out the best Value Bet selections on day two of Royal Ascot and he's taking on Wesley Ward in the opener and dutching two against the field in the Hunt Cup.

4

Wednesday's racing preview

Anita Chambers thinks Eminent can shock Cracksman at Royal Ascot on Wednesday and she has a tip for every race in the UK and Ireland.

Simon Holt has selected his best bets for the action at Royal Ascot5

Simon Holt: The usual suspects

Top commentator Simon Holt previews day two of Royal Ascot as he tackles the Duke of Cambridge Stakes and the Hunt Cup.

Most Read Racing

Urban Fox - best backed at Royal Ascot1

Market Movers: Fox all the rage

Urban Fox is the best backed horse on day two of Royal Ascot - check out all the Sky Bet market movers.

Scroll down for all of our team's best bets for today's action at Royal Ascot2

Royal Ascot Wednesday tips

An at-a-glance guide to our team of experts' best bets for day two of Royal Ascot, featuring Ben Linfoot, Simon Holt and Mike Cattermole.

Check out Ben Linfoot's Value Bets for the action at Royal Ascot3

Value Bet: Settle the bet

Ben Linfoot seeks out the best Value Bet selections on day two of Royal Ascot and he's taking on Wesley Ward in the opener and dutching two against the field in the Hunt Cup.

4

Wednesday's racing preview

Anita Chambers thinks Eminent can shock Cracksman at Royal Ascot on Wednesday and she has a tip for every race in the UK and Ireland.

Simon Holt has selected his best bets for the action at Royal Ascot5

Simon Holt: The usual suspects

Top commentator Simon Holt previews day two of Royal Ascot as he tackles the Duke of Cambridge Stakes and the Hunt Cup.

Next Race Off
14:45 Hamilton
5
(11)
Nuns Walk
J: D Allan
2
(6)
Start Time
J: J Fanning
8
(9)
Global Spirit
J: T Eaves
1
(4)
Aleef
J: S A Gray
6
(8)
Gowanbuster
J: Phil Dennis
4
(10)
Majeste
J: P Makin
3
(2)
Yes You
J: Jamie Gormley
7
(7)
Enrolment
J: T Hamilton
11
(5)
Cupid's Arrow
J: J P Sullivan
9
(1)
Avenue Of Stars
J: Connor Beasley
10
(3)
Mimic's Memory
J: J Garritty

Racing Tips

Check out Ben Linfoot's Value Bets for the action at Royal Ascot

Value Bet: Settle the bet

Ben Linfoot seeks out the best Value Bet selections on day two of Royal Ascot and he's taking on Wesley Ward in the opener and dutching two against the field in the Hunt Cup.

Simon Holt has selected his best bets for the action at Royal Ascot

Simon Holt: The usual suspects

Top commentator Simon Holt previews day two of Royal Ascot as he tackles the Duke of Cambridge Stakes and the Hunt Cup.

Find out who our team are backing ahead of today's racing

Sporting Life: Daily Nap

Matt Brocklebank is backing Mark Johnston to add to his impressive Royal Ascot record in the Queen's Vase on Wednesday.