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Cheveley Park Stakes: Meditate back out to bag Group One victory at Newmarket for Aidan O’Brien | Racing News


Sep 23, 2022

Meditate will get a second chunk of the cherry at Group One stage within the Juddmonte Cheveley Park Stakes at Newmarket on Saturday.

The daughter of No Nay By no means gained every of her first 4 begins for Aidan O’Brien, together with the Albany Stakes at Royal Ascot and the Debutante on the Curragh.

She suffered the primary defeat of her profession when no match for Tahiyra within the Moyglare Stud Stakes – though she did little incorrect in defeat – and seems just below a fortnight in a while the Rowley Mile.

Meditate and Ryan Moore on their option to successful the Albany Stakes at Royal Ascot

O’Brien, who claimed a fourth Cheveley Park win within the final six years with Tenebrism 12 months in the past, mentioned: “She appears to be in excellent type.

“She got here out of the Moyglare rather well. She ran a superb race there, however clearly we have not completed a lot along with her since. We hope she runs effectively.”

Whereas Meditate is dropping again in distance, the Richard Hannon-trained Trillium steps again up after narrowly outpointing The Platinum Queen within the five-furlong Flying Childers at Doncaster, with the pair effectively away from the remaining.

Hannon mentioned: “I educated her dam Marsh Hawk, she was a superb filly and was quick and the stallion (No Nay By no means) has had an amazing 12 months. She has all of it going for her and she or he is on the way in which up.

Trillium (left) and Pat Dobbs win the Flying Childers Stakes from The Platinum Queen and Oisin Orr
Trillium (left) and Pat Dobbs win the Flying Childers Stakes from The Platinum Queen and Oisin Orr

“I gained the Cheveley Park with Tiggy Wiggy in 2014. She had a variety of pace, however this filly has a variety of scope. Tiggy Wiggy had her races gained at midway and this filly is simply getting going a furlong out. It is just two weeks after her final run, however I am very hopeful that she might be finest within the race.”

Swingalong earned her place with a 25-1 success within the Lowther at York final month. Whereas the Showcasing filly was very a lot coach Karl Burke’s second string on the Knavesmire, along with her stablemate and scorching favorite Dramatised failing to see out the six furlongs in fifth, the Spigot Lodge handler doesn’t imagine there was any fluke about Swingalong’s victory.

He mentioned: “It seems to be a highly regarded Cheveley Park to me, however I believe she goes there with a superb, combating likelihood.

“It wasn’t a shock to us to see her run effectively at York. Swingalong is an efficient filly in her personal proper and we’ll see how good she is on Saturday.”

Mawj (left) and Lezoo battle it out in the Duchess Of Cambridge Stakes at Newmarket
Mawj (left) and Lezoo battle it out within the Duchess Of Cambridge Stakes at Newmarket

Saeed bin Suroor’s Duchess of Cambridge winner Mawj was overwhelmed three lengths into fourth place by Swingalong at York and takes her on as soon as extra.

“She labored effectively on Saturday, she’s in good type,” mentioned Bin Suroor. “She’s had a pleasant break as a result of she was busy in the summertime, you must take care of the fillies. She gained at Newmarket after which went to York and we have simply given her a break after that.

“I believe she’s prepared for this now, she has some excellent type, very stable and she or he tries exhausting.”

Ralph Beckett has a powerful hand with Lezoo, runner-up within the Duchess of Cambridge earlier than successful the Princess Margaret at Ascot, joined by Dick Poole Stakes-winning stablemate Juliet Sierra.

The latter carries the colors of Juddmonte, whose racing supervisor Barry Mahon mentioned: “She’s in good type and got here out of Salisbury effectively. I believe there is a little bit of rain coming in, however I do not suppose it is something too main, so the bottom ought to be good.

“Her time was very quick in Salisbury – I believe it was the second quickest Dick Poole ever, which was encouraging to see.

“It is a large step up, however we’ll give it a strive. She had the choice of going for the Rockfel, however we simply felt she had sufficient pace to remain at six furlongs in the meanwhile.”

The supplemented Treasure Trove, winner of the Roses Stakes at York and Spherical Tower on the Curragh, additionally options in a aggressive area.

Coach Paddy Twomey mentioned: “She’s robust, she’s been in good type this summer time and progressed with racing, so we’re trying ahead to working her within the Cheveley Park.

“She’s ran on gentle and heavy floor earlier than in opposition to good horses, however I believe the bottom ought to be excellent for her on Saturday. Good floor appeared to indicate her to good impact throughout August.

“The Cheveley Park is a vital race and we’re delighted to be participating.”

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