13th Jun 2022 | Horse Racing

Coventry Stakes: Age Of Kings

Green on debut but left that behind when deeply impressive at the Curragh. Quickened off steady pace, with a closing sectional that hasn't been bettered at the track all season.

The Coventry Stakes (3.05 Ascot) is brim-full of my tracker horses, as you would expect from one of the hottest and deepest juvenile contests of the season. There’s several I could make a case for but at the prices I like Age Of Kings.

He was very green on debut, flashing his tail and losing by a nose but he improved markedly for the experience when at easy winner at the Curragh last time. The early pace wasn’t very strong but he showed a tremendous turn of foot to cover the final 3f in 34.08s, the fastest closing sectional recorded at the track this season.

I doubt Age Of Kings beat much but an already fair speed ratings gets a whopping upgrade from that sectional and visually it was just as impressive; with potentially much more the come. On breeding he should get further in time but he’s got the speed already to be competitive against sprinters.

1pt Age Of Kings to win 6/1 with William Hill
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Odds correct at time of publishing: 17:35 13th Jun, 2022 but subject to change