Johnston had stated earlier this week that Nyaleti was “odds-on” to skip the Prix Morny but he has supplemented Threading for the Lowther so will split his fillies up
TRAINER Mark Johnston has changed his mind and is set to run Nyaleti in Sunday’s Prix Morny after supplementing Threading for the Lowther at York.
Johnston was earlier quoted as saying Nyaleti was “odds-on” to skip the Prix Morny.
“We’ve supplemented Threading for the Lowther, so she goes there instead of Nyaleti,” Johnston told Press Association Sport.
“She was obviously very impressive first time.
“Unfortunately she wasn’t in the Lowther in the first place but we think she’s up to it.”
As expected, Happy Like A Fool has been added to the Lowther field by American trainer Wesley Ward.
She was partnered by Frankie Dettori in a racecourse spin at York on Friday morning with the jockey describing her as being “very speedy” and “in good form”.
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Fifteen fillies were left in the Lowther at the confirmation stage, with Aidan O’Brien responsible for four of them.
O’Brien could saddle Actress, Butterscotch, Hence and Chesham Stakes winner September, who has been declared to run at the Curragh on Sunday.
There is a fifth Irish possible in the Ken Condon-trained Mamba Noire.
Also at York, Enable will face a maximum of eight rivals in Thursday’s Darley Yorkshire Oaks.
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John Gosden’s dual Oaks heroine stepped up to beat the boys in brilliant style in last month’s King George at Ascot and is already as short as 2-7 for victory on the Knavesmire.
Gosden has also confirmed Journey and Coronet.
Sir Michael Stoute has saddled a joint-record nine previous winners of the prestigious York contest and could call upon Abingdon and Queen’s Trust.
Aidan O’Brien’s sole contender is Alluringly, who won the Hurry Harriet Stakes at Gowran Park on Wednesday evening.
Roger Varian’s Pretty Polly Stakes heroine Nezwaah, Saeed bin Suroor’s Natural Scenery and Turret Rocks from Jim Bolger’s Irish yard make up the field.
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