Hawkbill Image reproduced with the kind permission of York Racecourse

Hawkbill
Image reproduced with the kind permission of York Racecourse

Charlie Appleby feels the step up to 12 furlongs will suit Hawkbill as the Coral-Eclipse hero bids for a second Group One success of the season in the Pastorius Grosser Preis Von Bayern at Munich on Tuesday.

Although the Godolphin-owned colt has been beaten in both his subsequent races since his Sandown triumph, Appleby believes the son of Halling has a lot going for him as he tries to regain winning ways.

“I have been looking forward to getting Hawkbill out to a mile and a half,” Appleby told www.godolphin.com.

“As we know, he has proven form on soft ground and this looks like a very suitable race for him.”

Godolphin have a second string to their bow in Racing History.

His trainer, Saeed bin Suroor, reports the four-year-old to have come on for his recent return..

“Racing History ran well after a very long lay-off,” said the Newmarket handler.

“He needed the race and has worked well since on the Limekilns. Any rain will suit but he is in good form.”

There is a third British raider in the David Simcock-trained Algometer, who lowered the colours of The Queen’s colt Dartmouth at Newbury in September.

A field of 10 includes two from the Peter Schiergen stable, Girolamo and Royal Solitaire, and two from Jean-Pierre Carvalho’s yard , Guignol and Savoir Vivre, who was eighth behind Found in the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe.