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York target for Battersea

Updated: Sunday, 13 Jul 2014 14:56 | Comments

Roger Varian may run Battersea at York
Roger Varian may run Battersea at York

Battersea could head to next month's Ebor Festival at York following his victory at Ascot on Saturday.

The three-year-old shed his maiden tag in style with a length-and-three-quarters victory in a £50,000 event and could now tackle the Betfred Melrose Stakes on the Knavesmire on 23 August.

Trainer Roger Varian told www.varianstable.com: "That was a good race to break your maiden in. He is a progressive horse. He stays well and will be an even better four-year-old.

"We may look at the Melrose for him next."

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