Sir Michael Stoute to run two in King George

Last Updated July 13 2018, 08:28Racing
Crystal Ocean is in control of the Hardwicke
Crystal Ocean is in control of the Hardwicke

Sir Michael Stoute is preparing both Crystal Ocean and Poet's Word for the King George VI And Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Ascot on July 28.

Crystal Ocean posted his third victory of the season with a dominant display over the King George course and distance in the Hardwicke Stakes at last month's Royal meeting.

Poet's Word, meanwhile, claimed the notable scalp of Cracksman when securing Group One glory in the Prince of Wales's Stakes.

Stoute has saddled a joint-record five previous winners of the King George in Shergar (1981), Opera House (1993), Golan (2002), Conduit (2009) and Harbinger (2010) and appears intent on adding to his tally.

"They are both fine at the moment. They are being trained for the King George and the plan is to go to Ascot with both horses," said the Newmarket-based trainer.

Crystal Ocean is Sky Bet's 7/4 favourite for the showpiece with Poet's Word next in the list at 4/1.

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