Royal Ascot plan for top sprinter Kachy

Connections of Kachy see no reason why the likeable sprinter cannot do himself justice in the King’s Stand Stakes at Royal Ascot.

Tom Dascombe’s five-year-old showed trademark early speed in the Temple Stakes at Haydock on Saturday and was only beaten a neck into third place.

Kachy, who had previously won a sprint at Chester by nine lengths, will now head to the Royal meeting, where he is likely to renew rivalry with Temple winner Battaash.

Owner Dave Lowe tweeted: “I don’t see any reason why Kachy can’t be competitive in the Kings Stand #RoyalAscot & as long as he comes out of the race this week bouncing again we will go there! For the record he didn’t swerve to the rail yesterday @haydockraces that was our plan & it almost came off!”