Thursday, 16 May 2013

This is going to be an amazing Race..

Its not Just the Classics that grab the headlines as this race will demonstrate , the JLT LOCKINGE  a race for 4 yrs + over 1m and this years renewal has attracted what i feel is a stellar line up and will be a brilliant race to watch.

Aidan O'Brien's Declaration Of War, a midweek gamble for the JLT Lockinge Stakes at Newbury on Saturday, heads a field of 13 for the first Group One of the season for older horses.

Declaration Of War: Midweek gamble
Declaration Of War: Midweek gamble

O'Brien also runs Reply.
The former Jean-Claude Rouget-
trained colt was available at 7-2 on Monday but sustained 
support now has him as the clear favourite around the 7-
4 mark.
Saeed bin Suroor's Farhh, second in four Group Ones last season, twice behind Frankel, makes his eagerly-awaited reappearance in a race his trainer has won four times.
Roger Charlton's Cityscape avoided Frankel last season as he was in the same Khalid Abdullah ownership but he suffered his own near-misses behind Excelebration.
This year he is likely to stay at home rather than travelling around Europe.
John Gosden supplemented Fencing after an impressive display at Ascot on his first run as a gelding.
Beauty Parlour is an intriguing runner for Sir Henry Cecil.
Last year's French 1000 Guineas winner and Oaks runner-up has only had one prior run for Cecil when she disappointed in the Sun Chariot Stakes.
Roger Varian has always highly rated Aljamaaheer but so far he was been found wanting when upped in class.
Richard Hannon won the race in 2010 and 2011 with Paco Boy and Canford Cliffs respectively but his representative this year, Trumpet Major, will need a career-best here.
Hannon also runs Libranno, the mount of Kieren Fallon.
Connections of David O'Meara's Penitent, last seen in Hong Kong at Sha Tin, will be hoping for rain.
Chil The Kite, Sovereign Debt and German raider Amaron complete the field.


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