Royal Ascot winner Golden Horde is on track for the Darley July Cup at Newmarket, trainer Clive Cox has confirmed.
The three-year-old made a big statement earlier this month when he won the Commonwealth Cup, beating Kimari with Adam Kirby on board.
Kirby has partnered him in all of his seven career starts and Cox believes the pair can strike gold next time out at HQ.
Golden Horde’s sire, Lethal Force, also won the July Cup back in 2013 for Cox and the camp are happy with his current condition as they ready him for Newmarket.
“He’s come out of it really well. He took the race super. It was a great performance,” Cox told reporters.
“It’s our intention to go for the July Cup, and we’re very happy with him. That’s precisely where we’re heading, all being well.”
Cox has also said he has high hopes for Positive after he finished fourth in the St James’s Palace Stakes, although connections have to map out his next race.