Cheveley Park Stakes: Trillium favourite as 10 runners confirmed
Meditate, Trillium and the supplemented Treasure Trove are among 10 juvenile fillies confirmed for the Juddmonte Cheveley Park Stakes at Newmarket on Saturday.
Aidan O’Brien’s Meditate suffered her first defeat in five races when no match for the hugely impressive Tahiyra in the Moyglare Stud Stakes at the Curragh earlier in the month, but the 5/2 shot has another opportunity to strike Group One gold on the Rowley Mile this weekend.
The Richard Hannon-trained Trillium earned her ticket with a narrow victory over The Platinum Queen in the Flying Childers at Doncaster, while Paddy Twomey has added Treasure Trove to the field at a cost of £20,000 after winning at Listed and Group Three level on her two most recent starts.
Hannon said of Coral’s 2/1 favourite Trillium: “She has improved all year. Since she won at Newbury (in mid-July), she has changed and she is massive.
“She kind of surprised me and Pat Dobbs how well she won at Newbury and then she went to Goodwood and held the track record for 31 minutes. Then she beat the filly who beat her track record at Doncaster.
“I’ve always thought she wants six furlongs really. She didn’t settle great in the Flying Childers, but she has come back from that in great form.”
🏆Childers Stakes (G2)
1010 m, 115.000 GBP, for 2yo
(2F No Nay Never – Marsh Hawk, by Invincible Spirit)
J : Pat Dobbs
T :Richard Hannon
O :Rockcliffe Stud
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Ralph Beckett retains a strong hand for the Cheveley Park Stakes with Juliet Sierra and Lezoo both still in contention, while Swingalong is a leading contender for Karl Burke judged on her victory in the Lowther at York.
Malrescia (George Boughey), Mawj (Saeed bin Suroor), Maylandsea (Michael Bell) and Wave Machine (Johnny Murtagh) are also in the mix.
Also on Saturday, Mujtaba and Protagonist – both trained by William Haggas – are the top two in the betting as 29 go to post for the bet365 Cambridgeshire Handicap.
Cheveley Park odds
7/1 Juliet Sierra
11/1 Treasure Trove
40/1 Wave Machine
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