Cox aiming for Prix Morny Supremacy

03 August 2020 00:22:30 GMTPlus10

Clive Cox could send Glorious Goodwood winner Supremacy into Group 1 company for the first time next month in the Prix Morny.

Lambourn trainer Cox appears to have another highly talented sprinter on his hands after Supremacy dominated Thursday's Richmond Stakes at Goodwood, hitting the front early in the Group 2 before powering to a four-length win under Adam King.

The son of Mehmas has now won two of his three starts and drew comparisons to Cox's Group 1 winner Golden Horde, who also won the Richmond last year.

It's really exciting to have another top-class sprinter on our hands.

Clive Cox

Cox opted to run Golden Horde in the Prix Morny after his Richmond success and plans to take the same route with Supremacy at Deauville on 23rd August.

Stablemate and Coventry Stakes winner Nando Parrado, who caused a shock at Royal Ascot, is also in contention for the six-furlong race.

The trainer, who also indicated the Middle Park Stakes at Newmarket would be Supremacy's major domestic target for the remainder of the season, won the Prix Morny in 2012 with Reckless Abandon.

Cox said: "He's come out of the race really well and I couldn't be happier with him.

"He will have an entry in the Morny. He's a horse who enjoyed the quicker ground at Goodwood and the Middle Park will be our main target this season.

"Adam [Kirby] was of the opinion that he gives him a very good feel and not just for the two-year-old campaign, but for next year as well, so it's really exciting to have another top-class sprinter on our hands."

Meanwhile, Supremacy is 17.00 to win next year's 2000 Guineas, with Battleground 9.00, Cadillac 15.00 and Master Of The Seas available at 17.00.

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