11 June 2021: The Lir Jet to contest Commonwealth Cup
Michael Bell announced on the RacehorseClub Royal Ascot Zoom call on Thursday evening that The Lir Jet will contest the Group One Commonwealth Cup next Friday over six furlongs.
Bell said "We had a good think between the Commonwealth Cup over six furlongs and the Jersey over seven furlongs but we're going to have a crack at the Commonwealth Cup. I think a stiff six furlongs at Ascot will suit him perfectly and it's the only chance he's got at a Group One against his own age group over six furlongs. We can put a line through Haydock and I certainly don't see him as a 50/1 outsider for Royal Ascot. He's in great form at home and I'm really looking forward to running him."