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Royal Ascot - Horse Racing: O'Callaghan hoping Jet can fly

Michael O'Callaghan is readying his stable star Twilight Jet for a crack at Friday's Group 1 Commonwealth Cup at Royal Ascot and he believes he is better than ever.

The three-year-old made a breezy return to action at Naas last month, when dispatching his race-fit rivals by three lengths, and he can be backed at 9/1 for the big sprint.

Twilight Jet in best-ever shape

"I think he's very overpriced," the trainer said. "If a more well-known trainer, the likes of Ballydoyle, trained him, he'd be a shorter price. You couldn't ask him to do more than he did at Naas for his first start of the season against race-fit rivals.

"He's come out of Naas really well and has improved. His work has been very, very good. He hasn't been in better form all year.

"He's a bigger, stronger and a more finished article this year compared to last season. He's got a great mind and loves the game."

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Twilight Jet won the Group 3 Cornwallis Stakes over five furlongs last year, before which he could only manage fifth in the Group 1 Middle Park, but O'Callaghan thinks he has a good chance at reversing that form with the winner Perfect Power now.

O'Callaghan eyes reversal of fortunes

He said: "Perfect Power had a hard race over a mile on fast ground in the 2,000 Guineas. This will be his first run since and it's not easy.

"Of the horses in the Sandy Lane, they looked to finish in a bit of a bunch and generally that's not always a great sign.

"Go Bears Go did throw away his race at the start there and looked good at Ascot before. He's probably one who's overpriced, but I wouldn't swap my lad for anything in the race."

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