John Gosden hopes to get a clearer picture of Magisterial’s potential ambitions after the Al Basti Equiworld Dubai Dante Stakes in York on Thursday.

The Clarehaven coach has already carried a heavy load for the top four winners of Britain’s most recognised derby, including two later Epsom heroes Benny The Dip (1997) and Golden Horn (2015).

But while the duo had already won at AG before lining up for Knavesmire, Authoritative He faces a major improvement in class following his low-key comeback victory at Leicester City last month.

“He won the game (at Leicester),” admitted Gosden. “That’s Dante — there’s always smart ponies out there. I think from that standpoint, he should take his chances — and then we’ll know which way we want to go with him in the future.”

Frankel Colts will face eight opponents at the hands of Frankie Tory, James Ferguson credits his first group of champion foals still life It’s “the one to beat”.

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Magisterial wins two of three matches for John and Thady Gosden

The three-year-old won three of his five matches as a teenager last season, complementing his three-group success at Chantilly and a top-flight win at the St. Cloud Criterion in October.

The 10 furlong race couldn’t have been in better form, with Aidan O’Brien’s runner-up Stone Age now favourites for the Kazoo Derby at Epsom next month, while fourth home Buckaroo has since become the leading contender . Irish 2,000 guineas.

Since leaving the track, El Bodegon was initially set to reappear at last weekend’s Prix Greffulhe – and while a minor setback meant he returned to Knavesmire four days later, Ferguson was not worried about his fitness.

“If I didn’t think he was 100 percent, I wouldn’t have declared him. It’s very slight, he’s an A1,” Newmarket’s agent said. “It’s very exciting and it would be nice to have him out. Still a long year. He’s the only Group 1 winner in the field and we’ve beaten the Derby favourites.

“Stone Age looks to improve, obviously doing well from two to three, but on paper you have to be very happy with what we get in the yard. We have to remember that this is our first round of the season game, but we will go there with confidence.”

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Jockey Danny Muscutt was delighted to board James Ferguson’s Dante’s hopeful El Bodegon in York on Thursday and said rain will help their chances .

El Bodegon will meet faster surfaces on Thursday after winning in Test conditions in France, but Ferguson is happy to roll the dice with a 25/1 horse for Derby glory in the current circumstances.

He added: “Honestly, I don’t think you can make these decisions (about the ground) until you actually try. We didn’t target soft ground and he can handle it better than the others. I think on this trip He’ll be fine. We’re looking forward to it and hope he can go there and bring out the best in him.

“If we want to be in the derby, we’re going to have to let him run. On paper and in form, he’s the easiest guy to beat, and it’s really good to have a horse run with a real chance in a race like Dante’s Very good.”

Probably the favourite is the one trained by Sir Michael Stoute desert crowndespite having only won the Nottingham Novices event so far, has been plunging in the derby market in recent weeks.

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Jockey Richard Kingscote expects Dante Stakes to provide a good lesson for the fancy desert crown derby and says the Queen’s riding title is “special” after Kiteflyer’s victory at Chepstow.

Stoute’s Kris Kin brought his colour to Derby glory in 2003 and his racing manager Bruce Raymond said: “I think we have to look at him that way (with Derby potential). Sir Michael is Bring him in gradually, you wouldn’t have thought of winning any derbies a month ago, but he’s coming now.

“One of the things about our horse is that he’s going to be in good shape, no matter what he does in Dante, he’s going to improve a lot. He’s got to run well, but if he’s beat, that doesn’t mean he’s going to Automatically not in the derby. It’s his first race, but if he runs well, we’ll think about it. Sooner or later he’ll be a decent horse.”

Aidan O’Brien running bluegrassfourth in the Ballysax Stakes, he reappeared and was ridden by Ryan Moore, and the pair have swept most of the Derby trials so far.

Mark and Charlie Johnston’s Royal Patronage The result came less than two weeks after finishing the 2000 Guineas.

Charlie Johnston told sky sports racing“I’m happy with the game in Guinea, even though we didn’t go there to finish eighth. If you look at the game a furlong half, he pitched there, Coroebus on one side and Native Trail on the other by getting involved in a tough fight. , he paid for the final 150 yards and disappeared in a dying stride.

“On the body, the pedigree and his homework throughout the spring, we thought we’d take a trip like this this year, and we’d be in Dante to learn more about where we’re going for the rest of the year.”