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Classy field in Commonwealth Cup

17 June 2017 National Sport

Last Updated: 17/06/17 2:54pm

Caravaggio: Heads the Commonwealth Cup possibles.

Caravaggio: Heads the Commonwealth Cup possibles.

The unbeaten Caravaggio heads a list of 19 horses confirmed for the Commonwealth Cup at Royal Ascot on Friday.

Winner of the Coventry Stakes at the meeting 12 months ago, the Aidan O’Brien-trained colt went on to land the Group One Phoenix Stakes at the Curragh in August.

He impressed on his comeback run when easily winning a Group Three at Naas last month.

His trainer Aidan O’Brien has a total of five possibles with his team also comprising Intelligence Cross, Peace Envoy, Pedestal and Alphabet.

Sheila Lavery’s Mr Scarlet is another Irish entry while the French are represented by Pia Brandt’s Fas and Straight Right from Christophe Ferland’s stable.

Leading the home challenge is the Clive Cox-trained Harry Angel and Godolphin’s Blue Point, trained by Charlie Appleby.

American trainer Wesley Ward is responsible for Bound For Nowhere while the fiekld is completed by Legendary Lunch, Sir Dancealot, Sparkalot, Tis Marvellous, Victory Angel, Visionary, Yalta and Queen Kindly.

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