IT’S not all in regards to the Shergar Cup this weekend with Group motion going down at Newmarket.
The Group three Candy Solera Stakes is the function race on the July Course and has dragged Frankie Dettori away from the Ascot group occasion.
The headline act amongst the sphere of seven is Albany Stakes winner Principal Version for the high-flying Mark Johnston secure.
The Johnston group is barely a handful of winners away from breaking Richard Hannon Sr’s report of winners and will likely be hoping to hold their Wonderful Goodwood kind into this weekend.
The 2-year-old filly has to hold a 3lb penalty for her Ascot win on this seven furlong occasion and can face outdated rival La Pelosa.
The Godolphin filly, educated by Charlie Appleby, was solely overwhelmed a neck at Royal Ascot however was overwhelmed at odds-on in a Listed race at Sandown final day out.
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Great Yarmouth racecourse hit by massive fire causing delays to start times
James Garfield to be supplemented for the Haydock Sprint Cup
Stradivarius the star name among Long Distance Cup entries
King’s Stand winner Blue Point entered for British Champions Sprint
Laurens one of 53 top-class entries for the Champion Fillies & Mares Stakes
The pair also met in the Duchess Of Cambridge Stakes where both failed to make an impact at Group 2 level.
The form of the Albany is therefore still under scrutiny despite fifth placed Pretty Pollyanna bolting up in the Group 2, in what was a messy affair on the July Course, and saw Frankie Dettori receive his riding ban.
The Richard Hannon-trained Ajrar, who was second at Listed level last time, is also in the mix.
Tom Marquand takes the ride and the youngster could step up after only two runs.
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Completing the line-up are Roger Varian’s Impulsion, the George Margarson-trained Model Guest and course-and-distance winners Pennywhistle from John Gosden’s stable and Richard Spencer’s California Love.
Main Edition is the current market leader and is a best-priced 3-1, with La Pelosa vying for the top of the betting at 10-3.
Arjar and Pennywhistle are also not far behind, at 7-2 and 4-1 respectively, with punters yet to give the market much shape.
California Love, Impulsion and Model Guest can all be chanced at double figure prices.