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Home run: Kameko, ridden by Oisin Murphy (right), wins The Shadwell Joel Stakes at Newmarket yesterday

Home run: Kameko, ridden by Oisin Murphy (right), wins The Shadwell Joel Stakes at Newmarket yesterday


Karl Burke

Karl Burke

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Home run: Kameko, ridden by Oisin Murphy (right), wins The Shadwell Joel Stakes at Newmarket yesterday

Dandalla is expected to maintain her unbeaten record for Karl Burke in the Juddmonte Cheveley Park Stakes at Newmarket today.

The Newcastle maiden winner blew her rivals away in the Albany Stakes at Royal Ascot - and while her Duchess of Cambridge Stakes success on the July Course was not as visually striking, connections were adamant she was not at her best.

In any case, the subsequent exploits of the narrowly beaten runner-up Fev Rover give that form a very solid look - and she returns to Headquarters fresh from a mid-season break.

Lowther heroine Miss Amulet rates an obvious threat, but Dandalla can cement her place as Britain's leading distaff two-year-old with a fourth straight win.

The juvenile colts get their chance to bid for Group One glory in the Juddmonte Middle Park Stakes, with Minzaal fancied to come out on top in what is a cracking renewal.

With Martyn Meade's unbeaten colt Method and Clive Cox's dominant Richmond winner Supremacy in the field, it is likely to be far from plain sailing for the Owen Burrows-trained selection.

However, it was impossible not to be impressed by his Gimcrack Stakes triumph at York last month - and crucially, given the recent rain that has fallen on the Rowley Mile, that victory came on a rain-softened surface.

Minzaal began his career with a highly-promising fourth place at Ascot, so it was no surprise to see him open his account at the second attempt at Salisbury.

He faced a significant step up in class at York, but proved his class with an authoritative display that suggested he is more than capable of holding his own at the highest level.

Cobh gets the nod in the Juddmonte Royal Lodge Stakes.

The Kodi Bear colt has won two of his three starts for the Cox team to date, with those victories sandwiching a runner-up finish behind subsequent Champagne Stakes winner Chindit in a Listed event at Ascot.

With Cobh having already proven himself over a mile and on an easy surface, he looks a very solid proposition.


CHELMSFORD: 4.45 Itmakesyouthink, 5.15 Rockin' N Raven, 5.45 Red Gunner, 6.15 Assimilation, 6.45 Shine So Bright, 7.15 Quloob, 7.45 Daysan, 8.15 Miaella.

CURRAGH: 12.50 Hector De Maris, 1.25 Kind Power, 2.00 Amazing Emma, 2.35 Moving, 3.15 High Definition, 3.50 Urban Beat, 4.20 Full Moon Magic, 4.50 Quizical.

HAYDOCK: 12.55 New Day, 1.30 Dubai Honour, 2.05 Danyah, 2.40 Came From The Dark, 3.10 Commanche Falls, 3.45 Goshen, 4.15 Mr Carpenter.

LISTOWEL: 1.40 Hammersmith, 2.15 Deployed, 2.50 Humm Baby, 3.25 Ballyadam Destiny, 4.00 Cluan Dara, 4.30 Winter Escape, 5.00 Father Jed, 5.30 Weseekhimhere.

MARKET RASEN: 12.35 Mrs Hyde, 1.05 Hiconic, 1.35 Write It Down, 2.10 Vinnie The Hoddie, 2.45 Red Force One, 3.20 Petitioner, 3.55 Say Nothing, 4.25 Here Comes Johny.

NEWMARKET: 1.15 Conservatoire, 1.50 Cobh, 2.25 DANDALLA (NAP), 3.00 Minzaal, 3.35 Tempus, 4.10 Renaissance Rose, 4.40 Cry Havoc.

RIPON: 2.20 Hey Mr, 2.55 Sibaaq, 3.30 Van Gerwen, 4.05 Bossipop, 4.35 Strawberry Rock, 5.10 Rick Blaine, 5.40 Penny Pot Lane.

DOUBLE: Dandalla and Cobh.

Belfast Telegraph