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Mighty Ulysses

Mighty Ulysses did well to finish second in the Silver Bowl at Haydock last Saturday. Slowly away and no better than seventh or eighth through the early stages of the race, he travelled well into the home straight and he was able to engineer racing room for himself to make ground easily up on the outside at the three-furlong pole. He picked up well too when Benoit De La Sayette asked him to at the two-furlong marker to go two lengths clear of his rivals and traded at 1.2 in-running before getting run down close home by Whoputfiftyinyou, who had been out the back early on.

Winner of his only race at two, John & Thady Gosden’s horse ran well in the Blue Riband Trial at Epsom on his debut this season, and he was impressive in winning a novice stakes at Newmarket over a mile on his only other run before Saturday. He is by Ulysses unsurprisingly, so he could be a 10-furlong horse, but his dam won over seven furlongs and a mile, and he is from the family of Coronation Stakes winner Rebecca Sharp, and a mile looks like his optimum trip at least for now. He holds an entry in the St James’s Palace Stakes, and he would be an interesting outsider if he took his chance in that, but he will be of interest wherever he goes next.
Haydock, 21st May 2022