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Charlie Appleby is hoping to see suitable ease in the ground at York for Ancient Wisdom (Fr) (Dubawi {Ire}), who is set to make his return to action in the G2 Al Basti Equiworld Dubai Dante S. on Thursday. The Futurity Trophy winner heads seven colts declared for the invariably-informative Derby trial, but that Group 1 success came on heavy ground and his G3 Autumn S. win at Newmarket before that was on soft.

Appleby told Godolphin.com, “Ancient Wisdom has enjoyed a good preparation and stepping up to an extended mile and a quarter is going to suit. The ground will be a question mark and we will want the rain to come.

“We know that he is a better horse with ease in the ground, so we will be on weather watch slightly. If it’s on the easy side of good, then we will look forward to seeing him run. He has wintered well and we are very happy with him.”

Ancient Wisdom’s six rivals if taking his chance on the Knavesmire are headed by Al Musmak (GB) (Night Of Thunder {Ire}), who was last seen filling the runner-up spot in the G2 Royal Lodge S. at Newmarket in September, and Karl Burke’s Caviar Heights (GB) (Sea The Stars {Ire}), a recent Listed winner at the same course.

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