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One Master can dominate in Falmouth

 

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By Nick Robson

The coast is clear for One Master to register another Group One win in the Tattersalls Falmouth Stakes, with Laurens missing at Newmarket because of her late setback.

A somewhat surprising victor of the Prix de la Foret over seven furlongs last season, One Master has gone on to prove that was certainly no fluke.

She was beaten just a length in the Breeders' Cup Mile by Expert Eye, and can be forgiven her last run of 2018 in the Hong Kong Mile when she was far from disgraced around five lengths behind Beauty Generation - who is a star over there.

This year, One Master started her campaign over in Ireland and was actually behind her William Haggas-trained stablemate Beshaayir, but she was conceding 3lb to her younger companion.

She then took a huge step forward at Royal Ascot, looking sure to win the Queen Anne only to be worn down close home by Lord Glitters and Beat The Bank.

Whether she stays a true-run mile against colts and geldings is up for debate, but she may get away with it against her own sex on Friday - and that Queen Anne run is the best form on offer.

Roger Varian's Qabala would be the main danger if she bounces back to either her Nell Gwyn or 1000 Guineas form - but she disappointed in Ireland last time out.

Final Song faces two Royal Ascot winners in the Duchess of Cambridge Stakes, but she looks sure to be suited by the step up to six furlongs.

Hugo Palmer's Collide has shaped well in two red-hot handicaps since winning at Kempton and is another who will welcome going up in distance in the valuable Bet365 Trophy.

SELECTIONS:

ASCOT: 2.15 Kemble, 2.50 Grenadier Guard, 3.25 American Graffiti, 4.00 Hameem, 4.35 Red Armada, 5.10 Sunsprite, 5.45 Star Shield.

CHEPSTOW: 6.00 Purple Jazz, 6.30 Rose Crown, 7.05 Caen Na Coille, 7.35 X Force, 8.10 Joegogo, 8.40 Kendergarten Cop, 9.10 Just Later.

CHESTER: 5.50 Rockesbury, 6.20 Feelinlikeasomeone, 6.55 Mugatoo, 7.25 War Storm, 8.00 Proud Archi, 8.30 Bowson Fred, 9.00 Dorah.

CORK: 5.40 Aliym, 6.15 Golazo, 6.45 Rain In Spain, 7.20 Santana Plessis, 7.50 Rashaan, 8.25 Miss Sassie, 8.55 Glendruid.

FFOS LAS: 6.10 Included, 6.40 Chimes Of Dylan, 7.15 Nordican Bleue, 7.45 Final Choice, 8.20 The Cashel Man, 8.50 Crystal Gazing.

NEWMARKET: 1.50 Migration, 2.25 Final Song, 3.00 Collide, 3.35 ONE MASTER (NAP), 4.10 Al Suhail, 4.45 Breathtaking Look, 5.20 Shamshon.

YORK: 2.05 Spartan Fighter, 2.40 Speed Company, 3.15 Fairy Falcon, 3.45 Furzig, 4.20 Shammah, 4.55 Holmeswood, 5.30 Dutch Pursuit.

Double: One Master and Final Song (both Newmarket)

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