WAR ARTIST is improving for every run and ran a great race yesterday to finish second in the Group 2 Duke of York Stakes. He was only beaten a neck and he was giving 5 pounds to the winner, Assertive. He will meet him on level terms in their next intended target, the Group 1 Golden Jubilee Stakes at Royal Ascot. James Eustace was obviously delighted with his run and thinks the stiff track at Ascot will suit him even better. It is exciting to have a horse in the yard of this calibre and to go to Royal Ascot with a good chance.