Margarson, who won this race in 2001 with Atavus
, also plans to run Excellent Guest's half-brother Imperial Guest.
Prince Aaron failed to make the Stewards' Cup cut, but booked his Ayr Gold Cup place by beating Atavus
in the Be Hopeful Stakes.
The experienced Atavus
looks ready to run well at a big price in the major race at Ascot this afternoon
is perhaps not quite the force of old but he looks the each-way value in the pounds 60,000 totes port Victoria Cup at Ascot today.
responded to the call under different riding tactics yesterday to gain a first success of 2003, and first at Yarmouth, when landing the Cockrill Glass Conditions Stakes by a length-and-a-half from Manaar.
At Yarmouth yesterday Atavus
responded to the call under different riding tactics to gain a first success of 2003 when landing the Cockrill Glass Conditions Stakes by a lengt hand-a-half from Manaar.
could contest the Group One Prix de la Foret at Longchamp next month after registering a first success of the season at Yarmouth.
Margarson instructed jockey Jamie Mackay to drop in Atavus
in the six- furlong contest and he was always moving powerfully before readily quickening up when given the office.
Asked by champion jockey Kieren Fallon to tackle long-time leader Atavus
(14-1) a furlong out, the 10-3 shot galloped on strongly to win by a length and a half.
She works very well with our stable star Atavus
and I think she is up to Listed class.
She ran a blinder last time out when, not having the best of luck in running, she was beaten a whisker by Atavus
The six-year-old still seems well treated after finishing fifth to Atavus
in the Bunbury.