Connections of Commonwealth Cup winner Eqtidaar are in confident mood ahead of his run in Saturday's Darley July Cup at Newmarket.
The three-year-old was an impressive winner at Royal Ascot last time out, claiming his maiden Group One victory in the Commonwealth Cup, and is now set to return to action this weekend.
The Sir Michael Stoute-trained colt stepped up his preparations for Saturday's race by taking part in a solo five-furlong canter around the Newmarket course on Tuesday.
James Horton, assistant trainer, said: "He is in good shape and he has come here for an eye-opener on a track he has never seen before. We have kept him in his regular routine and just let him have a feel of the track. You can't be anything but pleased with what he did."
Connections are pleased with Eqtidaar's form heading into the race, with Horton indicating he is in even better shape than he was for his Royal Ascot success.
"He has done well and his weight is very good," Horton added. "You could almost say he has thrived since Ascot. He is fresh and well and is moving great. He has every reason to be here on Saturday."
Article Posted on Tuesday 10th July 2018 @ 11.42
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