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Classy four-year-old TELECASTER returns to action at York on Saturday, having been on his travels last time out in France. The talented son of New Approach was impressive in a Longchamp Group 3 over his favoured ten furlong trip and now bids to take the Group 2 York Stakes at 2:40 on Saturday. 

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It’s off to York we go with Telecaster

Trainer Hughie Morrison also had the horse entered in the Group 1 Tattersalls Gold Cup on Sunday, but logistics made this a more sensible target: “Ideally we’d have gone to the Curragh, as I think the track would really suit him. Unfortunately given travel and staffing concerns, York is where we’ll go.

“He is in really good form. This is a competitive little race and it could get tactical, so it will be interesting to see how he gets on. We know he likes York and the conditions will be fine for him. PJ McDonald rides for the first time and I’m looking forward to it.”

Telecaster has any number of top targets he could tackle later on in the year, including a potential trip to Ireland for the Irish Champion Stakes in September. Hopefully, restrictions will ease and make transit more manageable for UK raiders by then, because Telecaster would make for a very interesting contender there.

Morrison yard back in-form this week

The Morrison yard has fired into life this week, with Geranium providing an excellent win for the yard at Sandown the other day. The Newbury-based trainer added: “It was great to get Geranium back on the track, she was really good and Craster was unlucky to be beaten a head on the night. The horses are going well at home, which is very pleasing.”

Mark Johnston’s Elarqam is the elephant in the room for York’s feature on Saturday. Rated 6lb superior to Telecaster, he may just have a tad too much quality for the field. However, Hughie Morrison’s stable star still has few miles on the clock and is certainly open to further progression in the upper grades. 

We wish him all the best and hope all seven runners in the Group 2 contest enjoy a safe, fair and competitive race on the day.


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