29th Jun 2020
Khalifa Sat, son of Free Eagle trained by Andrew Balding for owner Ahmad Al Shaikh and recent Cocked Hat Stakes winner at Goodwood is one of 17 colts set to take their chance at Epsom for the 2020 Derby.
Speaking to The Racing Post Tom commented
“I think he holds attributes that are pretty strong factors in whether you run well or not at Epsom,” said Marquand when assessing his partner’s chance.
“He showed at Goodwood he handles a tricky track, he’s shown he’s capable of winning, has a great attitude and he’s pretty versatile with the ground.”
The rider added: “Khalifa Sat is clearly a nice horse and was fending off the runner-up, who was well fancied at Goodwood, all the way to the line, so we know he stays as well.
“It’s great to have a ride in the race and a decent ride at that.”
We wish the connections of Khalifa Sat the very best of luck on Saturday!