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Unbeaten G1 Qipco 2000 Guineas victor Notable Speech (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}) has progressed well since that effort, and is on course for a try at the G1 St James’s Palace S. at Royal Ascot, trainer Charlie Appleby reported on the official Godolphin X feed on Monday.

The contest is scheduled to go Tuesday, June 18 and has notably been reported as a target for the Aidan O’Brien-trained Group 1-winner Henry Longfellow (Ire) (Dubawi {Ire}).

“[Notable Speech] pulled up well, he’s had an easy canter, he’s done all the right vitals and hopefully it’s all systems go and we’ll work back from the St James’s Palace,” Appleby said in the update.

The homebred for Godolphin came into the 2000 Guineas unconquered from three career jumps on the Kempton Park all-weather, but transitioned to the turf in fine fashion to garner a career first for jockey William Buick as well.

“I’ve had a few close calls, but never managed to win [a 2000 Guineas] before and what’s extra special is the way he did it,” Buick said. “I maybe went a little bit overboard on the day, but I enjoyed it, the feelings just took over a little bit!”

He added, “[Notable Speech] has got a great mind, which you need in a good horse. He’s a great horse to deal with, he seems to understand everything that is required of him. He’s a bit of a rarity in that sense.”

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