Dante Likely For Royal Lodge Hero The Foxes

Group winner The Foxes (Ire) (Churchill {Ire}), second in the G3 Craven S. to Indestructible (Ire) (Kodiac {GB}) last month, is likely for the G2 Dante S. at York mid-month, according to jockey Oisin Murphy.

The King Power runner secured Newmarket’s G2 Royal Lodge S. in September, and he will be trying the 10-furlong distance for the first time at York.

“He’s a lovely horse,” said Murphy, who rode the colt in the Craven at Newmarket. “In hindsight I wish I had just followed Indestructible a bit longer.

“We felt before the race he would stay a mile and a quarter well and Andrew and Alastair Donald [racing manager for owners King Power Racing] mentioned he will probably go for the Dante.

“He’s by Churchill who is a son of Galileo and his best distance was over a mile and we also know the family–we had Bangkok (Ire) (Australia {GB}) who is the half-brother. He is a lovely horse.”

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