Horse Racing: Reckless Abandon set for Sprint Cup

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Reckless Abandon is being lined up to make a return to action over six furlongs in the Betfred Sprint Cup at Haydock Park.

Trainer Clive Cox had earmarked the July Cup for the three-year-old but a swollen gland on his jaw forced him to miss the race.

The Prix Maurice de Gheest at Deauville had also been considered, but Cox believes the Haydock Group One race on September 7 will suit the colt better.

“We just had that slight setback with him around the time of the July Cup and another couple of weeks would be in his favour,” he said.

“I’d say that Haydock would be the most likely race, but he’s in (the Coolmore Nunthorpe) at York (on August 23) and we will keep an eye on all the options.

“We are keen to step him back up to six furlongs and I think we are on an upward curve with him in terms of progression.”

Reckless Abandon won five races as a juvenile last term, including Group One victories in the Prix Morny and Middle Park Stakes, which were both run over six furlongs.

The colt has run twice so far this season, both over five furlongs when finishing third in the Temple Stakes and fifth in the King’s Stand at Royal Ascot.

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