Prohibit primed for Temple
In-form sprinter to tackle Haydock contest
Last Updated: May 18, 2011 12:55pm
Prohibit is set to take his chance in Saturday's betfred.com Temple Stakes at Haydock following his fine effort in defeat in France last weekend.
Robert Cowell's sprinter is enjoying a fine year, winning a valuable prize in Dubai and going down by just a neck when fourth in a blanket finish to Sunday's Prix De Saint-Georges at Longchamp.
He is now set to tackle the likes of Hungarian speedball Overdose and the talented Kingsgate Native as Cowell has been thrilled with how his charge has taken his recent exertions.
"He's come out of the race fine and he'll run on Saturday all going well," said Cowell.
"He was flying at the finish the other day and was maybe a bit unlucky, but he was just taken off his toes early.
"He couldn't lay up with them as they went an absolutely breakneck pace. Frankie just sat on him and let him find his feet rather than pushing him too hard.
"He's come out of the race in great form and I think he must have a great chance on Saturday.
"If the 'Budapest Bullet' isn't what he used to be, he is worth taking on.
"He didn't beat a lot on his comeback run, so you can't really say if he's in form or out of form.
"I think we're about the most consistent horse in the race, apart from maybe Tangerine Trees who looks like he's improving. We must have every chance of being in the (first) three.
"I'd imagine after Haydock he'd go to Royal Ascot for the King's Stand and we'll see after that.
"He seems to pick up a cheque most places he goes and he's pleasure to have."