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Royal Ascot plans for impressive Cotai Glory colt Dig Two

Cotai Glory colt Dig Two looks a youngster well worth following after yet another impressive display - this time under a penalty - to make it two from three for Hugo Palmer at Chelmsford City on Monday.

Bounced out of the stalls by James Doyle, Dig Two quickened away when asked in the home stretch to win by close to four lengths from the Tally-Ho bred Little Prayer.

Previously successful at Newmarket, Dig Two is one of eight winners from Cotai Glory's first crop. Others include the well-regarded Forca Brasil and last week's impressive scorer Atomic Force.

"I was pretty impressed," James Doyle told Racing TV. "When I let him go inside the furlong and a half, he picked up well and I knew it would take a decent one to run him down.

"He has potential targets at Royal Ascot and Hugo said beforehand, if you are winning well, just try to teach him something. We kind of had the Windsor Castle in our minds coming here but whether Hugo wants to go a bit punchier now, I don't know."

He added: "We liked him before he went to Windsor and he flopped out there and it was a bit of a non event. He went to Newmarket, won well, and he's improved again today. He's racy, he's got substance, so you would think he'll go through to his three-year-old year, and he's got a great mind on him - you can almost do anything with him."

Dig Two, owned by Lit Lung Lee, was bred by Ballybrennan Stud Ltd out of Vulcinura, a Frozen Power daughter of high-class 2yo Shifting Place. Dig Two was a £28,000 Tattersalls Ireland September yearling purchase by Ed Sackville, having been pinhooked by Ihor Andray Bloodstock as a foal..

Cotai Glory stands for €5,000.

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