Godolphin racing manager Simon Crisford hinted that Give The Slip
could well be back for another attack on the race next year.
Being a big striding horse, Galileo has to get in a rhythm and the fact that he followed Fantastic Light and Give The Slip
might answer why he was beaten.
8-13 Galileo, 2-1 Fantastic Light, 12-1 Bach, 16-1 Rebelline, 25-1 Give The Slip
, 50 bar
The chase was headed by the 'real' pacemaker, Give The Slip
, who was tracked at a more respectful distance by Frankie Dettori on Fantastic Light and Mick Kinane on Galileo.
Godolphin are also triple-handed with Fantastic Light, Sakhee and Give The Slip
Yorkshire Cup victor Marienbard heads the Dubai team's hopefuls this time around, who also include Give The Slip
, Mutafaweq and Hatha Anna.
Godolphin are to use Give The Slip
as the pacemaker for Fantastic Light.
Saeed bin Suroor is expecting another big run from Fantastic Light, who will again have the services of pacemaker Give The Slip
next Wednesday, as he did when winning the Tattersalls Gold Cup at the Curragh last month.
Answers on page 90 The List Last 5 three-year-olds to win the Totesport Ebor Handicap 2001 Mediterranean Aidan O'Brien/Mick Kinane 16-1 2000 Give The Slip
Amanda Perrett/Pat Eddery 8-1 1998 Tuning Henry Cecil/Kieren Fallon 9-2f 1996 Clerkenwell Michael Stoute/Fergal Lynch 17-2 1995 Sanmartino Barry Hills/Willie Carson 8-1
l Godolphin are to use Give The Slip
as pacemaker for Galileo's chief rival, Fantastic Light, in tomorrow's Ascot showpiece.
It's a close call but I just prefer the chances of globetrotting Fantastic Light, who bounded clear of stablemate Give The Slip
in his final gallop on the Limekilns on Thursday morning.
Give The Slip
can also land his first pattern contest in the Group Three Peugeot Gordon Stakes.
His first horse, Sharpo, was shared with his friend Monica Sheriffe and was a top-class sprinter, while his last big winner was Give The Slip
, trained by Amanda Perrett, who won the 2000 Ebor.
"Give the Slip
and Bonnard are our pacemakers and we will decide which to run from our main contenders Fantastic Light, Ekraar and Tobougg over the next day or so," said spokesman Simon Crisford.
But it was the decision by Saeed bin Suroor, who has saddled 16 Royal Ascot winners since So Factual won in 1995, to enter Give The Slip
as a pacemaker that was the surprise news last night.