Gold Mount to make first start for Ian Williams at York

Gold Mount is a fascinating entry on Saturday’s Sky Bet Race To The Ebor Grand Cup at York.

The winner of the race will gain an automatic place in the £1m Sky Bet Ebor in August and that showpiece could be on the agenda for the six-year-old.

He began his career under the care of Alan King and known as Primitivo, won the 2016 King George V Handicap at Royal Ascot. He was then sold to race in Hong Kong, where he was renamed Gold Mount.

A three-time handicap winner there, he was also placed three times in Grade One company, including when third in the Standard Chartered Champions & Chater Cup over a mile-and-a-half in last May.

His most recent appearance came when a staying-on fourth behind Melbourne Cup hero Cross Counter in the Grade Two Dubai Gold Cup at Meydan

His new trainer Ian Williams said: “Gold Mount is in good form and joined us earlier this season. He ran at Meydan for Richard Gibson and came to us shortly after. The plan is to run at York on Saturday and it looks a good place to start back.

“He has been in good shape at home and there is the long-term option of going for the Melbourne Cup in November. The Sky Ebor is something to consider. We will see how he gets on this Saturday first.”


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