Mirza in Midsummer

Guest weighs up options for in-form sprinter

Last Updated: 13/06/12 4:05pm

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Mirza: Has options this weekend

Mirza: Has options this weekend

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Rae Guest is eyeing up two Listed race options on Sunday for his in-form sprinter Mirza.

Twice a winner already this campaign and with an appetite for some cut in the ground, the five-year-old gelding took a very competitive handicap at Newmarket last Saturday.

He is engaged in both the Galtee Midsummer Sprint Stakes at Cork and the Bathwick Tyres Cathedral Stakes at Salisbury.

"He's entered in the Wokingham at Royal Ascot next week, but it really depends if he runs this weekend," said the trainer.

"He's in at both Cork and Salisbury and there's a good chance he could go over to Ireland, we're just checking out the ground and the transport situation."

Guest expects to have at least one runner at Royal Ascot in Ed De Gas, who won his first three starts but was second-last in the Lingfield Derby Trial.

"I think he'll run next week and we're going to give him three options," Guest said.

"We'll keep all bases covered and make a decision when we're more sure about the ground."

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