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Tags: quiet season, fella, relic
The team that brought Frankel to the racing world are back in the spotlight at Newmarket this weekend when the unbeaten filly Hot Snap, owned by Prince Khalid Abdulla, trained by Sir Henry Cecil and ridden by Tom Queally heads to post as favourite for the 1,000 Guineas at Newmarket. She has won her only two races, but shot to the head of the classic market after winning the Nell Gwyn Stakes at the track last month.
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Tags: good heart, longley, doncaster
Listen to David O'Meara being interviewed following Penitent's win in the Group 2 Nayef Joel Stakes at Newmarket. The 10-1 shot, owned by Middleham Park racing syndicate, was ridden by Danny Tudhope and stuck on gamely to deny the fast-finishing Side Glance (6-1) close home. The admirable Premio Loco (16-1) finished well to take third.
Newmarket trainer John Gosden spoke to Mike Vince about the Fugue, and his hopes of Fencing, who represents the stable in the Betfred Dante Stakes tomorrow
Aidan O'Brien has confirmed that his 2,000 Guineas hero Camelot is bang on course to bid for his second British classic, the Investec Derby, at Epsom next month. He's been short priced favourite for the race since winning at Newmarket, and O'Brien has revealed he may have several runners in the big race.
Champion miler Frankel remains on course to make his seasonal reapperance inn the Lockinge Stakes at Newbury next month, according to Sir Henry Cecil. The unbeaten colt is back in full work at Newmarket, but Cecil is insisting no decisions have been made about the races, and the distances he may tackle as the summer unfolds.
Punters face the ultimate test on saturday when the biggest field of the entire flat season, 35, is expected to contest one of the seasons big Handicaps, the Betfred Cesarewitch, over two and a quarter miles at Newmarket. It's the second leg of the Autumn double and after the first leg, the Cambridgeshire was won by a 20-1 shot, Betfred's George Primarolo admits this one is every bit as hard to solve.
Frankie Dettori on his first day back after a 3 week suspension has ridden the 14/1 chance Gamilati to a surprise success in the Group 2 Cherry Hinton stakes on the 2nd day of the prestigious Newmarket July meeting. Dettori was naturally delighted to be back in the winners enclosure following his enforced absence.
Carlton House, the hot favourite for next month's Investec Derby remains bang on course for the race after his latest piece of work on the Warren Hill gallop at Newmarket. Ryan Moore, who won last year's Derby on Workforce, is the man entrusted with steering what would be one of the most popular of all classic winners.
St Nicholas Abbey has gone a long way to restoring his once lofty reputation, with a stunning victory in the Group 3 Ormonde Stakes on the final day of Chester's May Festival. The 4 year old was a red-hot favourite for last year's 2000 Guineas but could only finish 6th at Newmarket. St Nicholas Abbey provided trainer Aiden O'Brien with his fourth win at the meeting and all four were ridden by Ryan Moore who spoke to Racing UK's Nick Luck after the race.