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Sky Hunter Returns In Gordon Richards

Time/Date - 14.10hrs local time/Friday, April 25, 2014 Racecourse/Country - Sandown Park/UK
Surface/Distance - Turf/1m 2f 7y  

Sky Hunter has his first British outing in the Group Three bet365 Gordon Richards Stakes over a mile and a quarter at Sandown Park on Friday, April 25.

The four-year-old colt, trained by Saeed bin Suroor, has won on four of his five starts in France over the past two seasons, including a comfortable success on his latest outing in a 12-furlong Listed contest at Vichy on July 15 last year.

His only defeat came in the Group One Prix du Jockey Club over 10 and a half furlongs at Chantilly in June, when he ran an excellent race to take third behind Intello and Morandi.

Sky Hunter started last season with a pair of easy wins in conditions races, scoring over an extended 10 furlongs at Maisons-Laffitte and over half a furlong shorter at Longchamp.

The son of Motivator captured a 10-furlong maiden at Maisons-Laffitte on his debut and only start at two in November, 2012.

Silvestre de Sousa partners Sky Hunter for the first time.

Saeed bin Suroor said: "Sky Hunter is doing very well. He is a horse I like and has been working really nicely.

"A mile and a quarter will be fine for him, although he will improve for his first appearance since last year."

Sky Hunter lines up against five rivals headed by Group Two winner Telescope, recent Newbury Group Three runner-up Noble Mission and Group Three Winter Derby victor Robin Hoods Bay.

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