Payne in UK

The Sportsman Weekend - - News -

MEL­BOURNE Cup win­ning jockey Michelle Payne is in Eng­land to ride on the first day of next week’s Royal As­cot car­ni­val.

Payne will part­ner 40/1 chance Kasper­sky for trainer Jane Chap­ple-Hyam in the Group 1 Queen Anne Stakes (1600m) which fea­tures

Lockinge win­ner Ribch­ester.

“The horse is ab­so­lutely fine. We’re a 40-1 shot but I think we’ll run bet­ter than our price sug­gests,” Chap­pleHyam said.

Kasper­sky has been pur­chased by Aus­tralian in­ter­ests and ran sec­ond at Not­ting­ham at his lat­est start.

He’s likely to travel down un­der later this year and be trained by Payne, who holds a dual li­cence.

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