It seems scarcely believable, but the first Classic of the season is already upon us, and we're very much looking forward to running the lightly-raced colt Legion Of Honour in the 2000 Guineas at Newmarket on Saturday.
Although beaten on his seasonal reappearance in the Listed Burradon Stakes at Newcastle at the start of the month, Legion Of Honour came up against a race fit and clearly pretty smart rival in Megallan and put in a pleasing performance to be beaten just half a length. Teme Valley's colt showed plenty of natural speed that day and the experience certainly won't be lost on him physically or mentally. We would be hopeful he can put up a good showing in what looks a competitive, but open, running of the great race.
Best of luck to his owners and to his rider David Egan, who rode Qabala to be third in the 2019 renewal of the 1000 Guineas.