John Gosden has given a strong indication the Queen’s one-time Derby hope Reach For The Moon will make his seasonal reappearance over a mile in the Coral Heron Stakes at Sandown Park on Thursday.
The son of Sea The Stars was backed to end Her Majesty’s wait for a winner in the premier Epsom Classic following his encouraging second in the Chesham Stakes at Royal Ascot and victory in the Solario Stakes. But the three-year-old has been on the sidelines since finishing second to Bayside Boy in the Champagne Stakes at Doncaster in September.
Following an interrupted preparation for his three-year-old campaign, dreams of Epsom were ultimately shelved and attention turned to getting Reach For The Moon fighting fit for the Royal meeting later in June.
His trainer now reports if that goal is to be hit, the colt needs to be on the track sooner rather than later and…