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The Platinum Queen supplemented for Nunthorpe challenge

| 14.08.2022

Richard Fahey’s two-year-old The Platinum Queen has been supplemented at a cost of £40,000 for Friday’s Coolmore Wootton Bassett Nunthorpe Stakes at York.

The rapid juvenile scorched the turf at Goodwood last time out in a very quick time and has won three of her four starts to date, with her sole defeat coming in the Queen Mary at Royal Ascot.

Hollie Doyle will take the ride on the filly, who gets a huge weight and sex allowance as she takes on her elders and is priced at 3/1.

Tom Palin, racing manager for owners Middleham Park Racing tweeted: “After discussions between @RichardFahey and her owners, The Platinum Queen has been supplemented for the Group 1 Nunthorpe @YorkClerk and will be ridden by @HollieDoyle1.”

Lying in wait is James Tate’s unbeaten three-year-old filly Royal Aclaim (6/4), so impressive when winning over the same course and distance she will face on Friday last time out.

She faces a big step up in class but has been the market leader for the race ever since her most recent outing.

John Quinn has left his Prix Maurice de Gheest winner Highfield Princess (8/1) among the 17 confirmations.

Charlie Hills’ Khaadem (10/1) and the Mick Appleby-trained Raasel (10/1) were first and second in the King George Stakes at Goodwood, with just a neck between them, and the pair look set to clash again.

Last year’s winner Winter Power (16/1) continued the good recent trend of Yorkshire-trained runners in the race but she needs to bounce back to her best for Tim Easterby having been unplaced in all three starts this term.

Kevin Ryan’s Emaraaty Ana (16/1) was second last year before winning the Haydock Sprint Cup and he showed his best form for some time last time out in the July Cup.

Coolmore Nunthorpe Stakes odds

6/4 Royal Aclaim

3/1 The Platinum Queen

8/1 Highfield Princess

10/1 Flotus, Khaadem, Raasel

16/1 Dragon Symbol, Emaraaty Ana, Winter Power

20/1 Lazuli

25/1 Acklam Express, Clarendon House

33/1 Ebro River

40/1 Bond Chairman, New York City

66/1 Ainsdale

100/1 Project Dante

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Andrew McDermott

Andrew is a sports betting content journalist at PA Media. He is a lifelong Huddersfield Town fan but when he isn't reminiscing about their Premier League days he is also a junior cricket coach and enjoys cycling.