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Talented Roly Poly looks a good all rounder at Newmarket


By Ashley Iveson

Roly Poly can enjoy a well deserved day in the sun with victory in the Tattersalls Falmouth Stakes at Newmarket. Aidan O'Brien's filly won the Duchess of Cambridge Stakes on the corresponding card a year ago and while she has failed to visit the winner's enclosure since, she has run several excellent races in defeat.

She was only very narrowly beaten by stablemate Brave Anna in the Cheveley Park Stakes last autumn and she has also filled the runner-up spot twice at the highest level this season, finding only Winter too strong in both the Irish 1,000 Guineas and Coronation Stakes at Royal Ascot.

She gets her chance as the Ballydoyle first string on the July Course and while the unbeaten Wuheida merits huge respect, it will be a huge performance if she can make a successful return after a nine-month absence.

Roly Poly is talented and battle-hardened and likes the track, so it will be a surprise if she is not involved in the finish.

It could be yet another profitable day for the formidable combination of O'Brien and jockey Ryan Moore, with Clemmie a leading candidate for the Duchess of Cambridge Stakes, also at Newmarket.

ASCOT: 2.15 Rebel Streak, 2.50 Dragons Tail, 3.25 Mount Moriah, 4.00 Stoney Broke, 4.35 Little Palaver, 5.10 Abatement, 5.40 Fire Tree.

CARLISLE: 6.05 Know Your Name, 6.35 Kylie Rules, 7.05 Intense Romance, 7.35 Star Of Zaam, 8.10 Call Me Grumpy, 8.45 Cliff Bay, 9.20 Thorntoun Care.

CHEPSTOW: 5.45 Distant High, 6.15 Shaya, 6.45 Quantum Dot, 7.15 Zambezi Queen, 7.50 Indian Affair, 8.25 Zaria, 9.00 Chicago Star.

CORK: 5.35 I'm Serious, 6.10 King's War, 6.40 Mullinavat, 7.10 Echo Lady, 7.40 Rashaan, 8.15 Lilywhite Gesture, 8.50 Allardyce.

MUSSELBURGH: 5.55 Cheeni, 6.25 Cape Bunting, 6.55 Chemical Charge, 7.25 Kinloch Pride, 8.00 Inglorious, 8.35 Yes Daddy, 9.10 Miskin.

NAVAN: 5.25 Tenth Amendment, 6.00 Nevsky, 6.30 Voge, 7.00 Mur Hiba, 7.30 Raramauri, 8.05 Calm Bay, 8.40 High Kicker.

NEWMARKET: 1.50 Makzeem, 2.25 Clemmie, 3.00 Titi Makfi, 3.35 ROLY POLY (NAP), 4.10 Merchant Marine, 4.45 Being There, 5.20 Global Giant, 5.50 Time Zone.

YORK: 2.05 Abel Handy, 2.40 Azari, 3.15 Artistica, 3.45 Jacbequick, 4.20 Silver Starlight, 4.55 Lapilli, 5.30 Pennsylvania Dutch.

DOUBLE: Clemmie and Roly Poly

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