08/11/2016 1:20PM

Home of the Brave seeks fourth stakes win in Hungerford Stakes


Home of the Brave can win the most prestigious race of his career and his fourth stakes race when he starts favored in Saturday’s $194,325 Hungerford Stakes for sprinters at Newbury Racecourse in England.

The Group 2 Hungerford Stakes is run at seven furlongs on a straightaway turf course.

Home of the Brave won the King Richard III Stakes at Leicester in April and the Group 3 Timeform Jury Stakes at Haydock Park in May before finishing second in the Group 2 Lennox Stakes at Goodwood on July 26.

Home of the Brave has yet to win a Group 1 or Group 2 race. He was sixth in the Group 1 English 2000 Guineas and sixth in the Group 1 Commonwealth Cup in 2015. The 4-year-old colt is owned by Godolphin Racing and trained by Hugo Palmer.

The Hungerford Stakes drew a field of seven, including Convey and Markaz, recent stakes winners. Convey, who was second in the Jury Stakes, won the minor Pomfret Stakes at a mile at Pontefract, England, on July 24. Markaz won the Group 3 Chipcase Stakes at Newcastle on June 25 and was fifth in the Lennox Stakes.