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Modern News hunting G3 riches in Sovereign Stakes


Modern News looks to have his ideal conditions as he goes for a first G3 success in the Sovereign Stakes over a mile at Salisbury, UK, on Thursday, 11 August.

The son of Shamardal has proven a model of consistency so far this season, winning or placing on six of his seven starts, including a dominant Listed victory at Windsor and a length second in the G3 Diomed Stakes at Epsom Downs.

A late rain shower compromised the four-year-old’s chances on his latest outing in the Listed Pomfret Stakes at Pontefract on Sunday, 24 July, when he faded close home to finish third.

Trainer Charlie Appleby said: “Modern News has done well since Pontefract, when the ground unfortunately went against him. He goes into this in good shape and, if he runs up to his form so far this year, it will make him very competitive.”