Pollyanna is sit­ting Pretty for Cheve­ley

The Racing Paper - - Front Page - by Mike Fran­cis

PRETTY POLLYANA can ce­ment her place at the head of the 1,000 Guineas bet­ting by win­ning the Cheve­ley Park Stakes at New­mar­ket (2.25).

This daugh­ter of Oa­sis Dream has taken a gi­ant leap for­ward on her past two starts, with a sev­en­length win in the Duchess Of Cam­bridge Stakes here in July a top ef­fort.

Michael Bell’s two-yearold ar­guably bet­tered that vic­tory by win­ning the Group 1 Prix Morny at Deauville in mid-Au­gust.

The win­ning mar­gin of three-quar­ters of a length doesn’t de­scribe the au­thor­ity she had over her ri­vals in France.

Bell has been pa­tient with her and the 41-day break since then means she should be nice and fresh for her tough­est as­sign­ment yet. With fast ground likely to suit and the 6f trip ideal it’s a test she should pass.

Sig­nora Ca­bello was a good sec­ond in France with Frankie Det­tori’s mount also boast­ing strong form.

She won the Queen Mary Stakes at Royal As­cot be­fore fol­low­ing up with vic­tory in a French Group 2. Her sec­ond to Pretty Pollyanna is good form as there was a sig­nif­i­cant gap back to the third horse.

But John Quinn’s filly has more miles on the clock than the se­lec­tion and it will take a big ef­fort to im­prove past her.

Ai­dan O’Brien has won the past two run­nings of this but his en­trants So Per­fect and Fairy­land both ap­pear to have a lit­tle to find. With the for­mer cry­ing out for 7f, it could be son Don­nacha and Fairy­land that have the most to of­fer.

She dug deep to win the Group 2 Lowther Stakes at York last time in a photo. That was her first run since fin­ish­ing a close-up third in the Al­bany so there

should be more to come.

There’s some­thing for ev­ery­one on an ex­cel­lent New­mar­ket card that also fea­tures the 35run­ner Cam­bridgeshire hand­i­cap at 3.40.

John Gos­den knows what it takes to win this grand old race and he has a sport­ing chance with TRI­CORN.

He’s been in ex­cel­lent form at a mile but gave the im­pres­sion that this longer dis­tance would suit when fin­ish­ing sec­ond in a good race at Chelms­ford last time. He was caught nap­ping by the win­ner there and made up a lot of ground in the clos­ing stages.

The ex­tra fur­long should help, pro­vided he doesn’t get too far be­hind in the mas­sive field.

Wil­liam Hag­gas is an­other who does well on a Sat­ur­day af­ter­noon and his Al­far­ris can’t be dis­counted.

He was a good sec­ond at York last time be­hind Pivoine who is 5lb worse off with him at the weights to­day.

His Knavesmire con­queror has a live chance too and they both look like pro­gres­sive hand­i­cap­pers who should be in­volved in the fin­ish.

Trainer: Michael Bell

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