Lau­rens a threat to O’brien trio

The Daily Telegraph - Sport - - Racing - By Mar­cus Army­tage

Karl Burke is hop­ing Lau­rens can thwart Ai­dan O’brien’s at­tempt at a 24th Group One vic­tory of the year in to­day’s Bet365 Fil­lies’ Mile at New­mar­ket.

O’brien, two Group One wins be­hind the record 25 in a cal­en­dar year set in the United States by the late Bobby Frankel in 2003, sad­dles Hap­pily, Mag­i­cal and Septem­ber.

Lau­rens passed Dark Rose An­gel in the fi­nal strides of the May Hill at Don­caster de­spite be­ing caught flat-footed off a slow pace. Burke said: “She is a high-class filly. She’s a big unit but ath­letic and clean winded. What she does this year is a bonus. She has a high cruis­ing speed and if some­thing goes a mil­lion miles an hour, all the bet­ter.”

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