20th Jun 2017 | Royal Ascot
Coventry Stakes Tips: Prince Of The Dark
Bath win largely ignored by the market but this son of Lethal Force was the fastest closer by 0.5s and ran a quick overall time.
Clive Cox tasted Royal Ascot success with Lethal Force winning the Diamond Jubilee in 2013 and he’s back looking for a winner at the Royal meeting with one of his progeny.
Prince Of The Dark is highly regarded by his trainer and made an impressive debut at Bath. Quickening off a solid gallop, he covered the final three furlongs 0.5s quicker than anything else in the race. I gave hime an adjusted speed rating of 87 but there should be plenty more to come.
Drawn in stall 18, he is next the American speed horse in 14 and should get a good tow into the race. The trip shouldn’t be a problem and because his maiden win came at Bath he’s underrated by the layers, making him a cracking bet.