Ground key to Addeybb Royal Ascot plan

Ground conditions will dictate whether Addeybb takes up his entry in the Queen Anne Stakes at Royal Ascot next month.

The William Haggas-trained four-year-old dominated his rivals in the Lincoln at Doncaster and again in the bet365 Mile at Sandown.

However, he was well-beaten on a sounder surface in the Lockinge Stakes at Newbury earlier this month.

Haggas said: “Addeybb is fine and came out of the race at Newbury fine. I think we will look for his ground now. I’ve got him in the Eclipse and I’ve put him in the Irish Champion Stakes, so he will have mile and a quarter entries, but I think he is fine with a mile as long as there is dig in the ground. He has the Ascot entry in the Queen Anne and if it was soft he may well take it up.”

The Haggas-trained Call To Mind, meanwhile, is being prepared to represent the Queen in America next week.

The four-year-old was last seen finishing a creditable third in the Yorkshire Cup and could run in the Belmont Gold Cup on Friday week.

Haggas also confirmed last weekend’s Goodwood handicap victor Society Power will likely step up in class and join stablemate Headway in Royal Ascot’s Jersey Stakes.