Skip to content
en-gb GO TO bet365 Sports
  1. Horse Racing

Epsom - Racing: Muir "buzzing" with Pyledriver form

Joint-trainer William Muir has been buoyed by a "sensational" piece of work by stable star Pyledriver ahead of his defence of the Coronation Cup.

(This article was originally published on 17.05.2022)

The five-year-old gave the yard its first Group 1 in the race twelve months ago, battling on bravely to deny Al Aasy in a memorable renewal under Martin Dwyer.

His run at Epsom in two and a half weeks' time will be his first on British soil since November, having gone globetrotting on his three most recent starts.

Pyledriver a global challenger

He was last seen at Meydan in March, where he finished fourth in the Dubai Sheema Classic, enduring a troubled passage in the straight under Frankie Dettori. Prior to that he had run at both Sha Tin in Hong Kong and Riyadh in Saudi Arabia.

With Dwyer still on the sidelines, Dettori will get the chance for redemption from Meydan, with Epsom also likely to tee up another global campaign.

The King George and Arc are both on the radar, before a possible tilt at the Hong Kong Vase, a race he finished second in last year.

Related Horse Racing News

Epsom Derby - Horse Racing: All You Need To Know

Epsom Oaks - Horse Racing: All You Need To Know

Horse Racing: Weekend Review

Horse Racing: Weekend Preview

Speaking about the aforementioned piece of work, Muir said: "He covered a mile and a half and he was sensational. I was absolutely buzzing when I got off the track. He's in a really good place."

Muir added: "It will be tough because there are good horses in there. Sir Mark Prescott has made no secret of the fact he's sending Alpinista, who was unbeaten last season, and we know how good Adayar is.

"We know our form with Hukum, who we've bumped into quite a few times, so I just hope things go swimmingly for the next few weeks."

Discover more from the world's favourite online betting brand

More racing betting news

Latest sports betting and odds

Watch horse racing live streaming

ITV racing 4/1 offer

Latest going report

Head to the bet365 YouTube channel for exclusive racing content

Latest racing results

Join now - bet365 Open Account Offer

bet365 uses cookies

We use cookies to deliver a better and more personalised service. For more information, see our Cookie Policy

New to bet365? Bet £10 & Get £30 in Free Bets

Join Now

Min deposit requirement. Free Bets are paid as Bet Credits and are available for use upon settlement of qualifying bets. Min odds, bet and payment method exclusions apply. Returns exclude Bet Credits stake. Time limits and T&Cs apply.