Mongolian Saturday’s connections hope to add the G1 King’s Stand Stakes to the gelding’s growing resume
Trainer Enebish Ganbat, originally from Mongolia, is expecting to have a bet on his runner Mongolian Saturday in the King’s Stand Stakes at Royal Ascot on Tuesday. Currently his odds are around 20-1, similar to those at which he captured last fall’s Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint at Keeneland, reports the Daily Mail.
“I think he has a chance of finishing in the first three,” said Ganbat. “I will go to bookmaker and have bet. He is good odds at 20-1. I will tell jockey to try to lead. It is a very short distance.”
Held at five furlongs over the Royal Ascot Turf, the Group 1 race features a field of 21 entries, including Mongolian Saturday. Since his Breeders’ Cup victory, Mongolian Saturday has spent time traveling the world. He finished fifth in the G1 Longines Hong Kong Sprint in December, He was scheduled to start in the G1 Al Quoz Sprint in Dubai in March, but developed shipping sickness after arriving in the UAE and had to be scratched. His first start of 2016 was a ninth-place effort in Hong Kong’s G1 Chairman’s Sprint Prize.
Most recently, Mongolian Saturday breezed three furlongs at Arlington Park in :33.20 on May 20.
Read more at the Daily Mail.
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