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Strong Suit Emerges as Big Danger to Goldikova Breeders Cup Bid
Strong Suit's stylish victory in the Challenge Stakes at Newmarket yesterday has propelled him to 4-1 second favouritism from 10-1 for the Breeders Cup Mile with Coral, making him the main obstacle to Goldikova's bid for a fourth consecutive success in the race.
"That was an awesome performance by Strong Suit and any questions about his credentials for a Breeders Cup challenge were well and truly answered", said Simon Clare, Coral Spokesman.
"At the weekend Gio Ponti proved that he is still the main US hope for the Mile but he couldn't handle Goldikova last year and I see no reason why he will do any better this year", added Clare.
"With no Zenyatta around this year, Goldikova is likely to be the headline act on Breeders Cup day but she will have to put up a star performance to beat Strong Suit", concluded Clare.
**Breeders' Cup Mile
5-2 Goldikova, 4-1 Strong Suit (from 10-1), 8-1 Gio Ponti (from 10-1), 10-1Turallure, 12-1 Courageous Cat, 12-1 Western Aristocrat, 16-1 Get Stormy,
**Breeders' Cup Classic
7-2 Uncle Mo, 5-1 Havre De Grace, 8-1 Tizway, So You Think, 10-1 To Honor And Serve, Await The Dawn, Flat Out, 14-1 Game On Dude, Twirling Candy, 16-1Prayer For Relief, Stay Thirsty, Ruler On Ice, 20-1 Bar
**The Qipco Champion Stakes
9-4 So You Think (from 5-2), 4-1 Nathaniel, 6-1 Midday, Twice Over, 7-1 Cirrus Des Aigles, 10-1 Dubai Prince, 12-1 Green Destiny, 16-1 French Navy, Misty For Me, Wigmore Hall, 20-1 Casamanto, 25-1 Bar
**The Queen Elizabeth II Stakes Sponsored by Qipco
1-3 Frankel, 5-1 Immortal Verse, 6-1 Excelebration, 16-1 Zoffany, 25-1 Cityscape, Dubawi Gold, Side Glance, 33-1 Bar
**The Qipco British Champions Long Distance Cup
9-4 Opinion Poll, 7-2 Fame And Glory, 4-1 Times Up, 5-1 Fox Hunt, 10-1 Meeznah, 14-1 Motrice, 16-1 Cavalryman, Harris Tweed, Lost In The Moment, 20-1 Blue Bajan, Ivory Land, Thimaar, 33-1 Bar
**The Qipco British Champions Fillies & Mares Stakes
11-4 Vita Nova, Blue Bunting, 9-2 Ferdoos, 7-1 Crystal Capella, 8-1 Banimpire, Dancing Rain, 9-1 Meeznah, 12-1 Sea Of Heartbreak, 14-1 Gertrude Bell, 16-1 Shankardeh, Wonder Of Wonders, 20-1 Bar
**The Qipco British Champions Sprint Stakes
11-4 Deacon Blues, 9-2 Moonlight Cloud, 8-1 Bated Breath, Hoof It, 12-1 Society Rock, 14-1 Wizz Kid, 16-1 Bewitched, 20-1 Delegator, Genki, Ladies AreForever, Night Carnation, Sole Power, 25-1 Bar
10-1 December Draw, Lion Tamer, 12-1 Midas Touch, 14-1 Americain, At First Sight, Lucas Cranach, 20-1 Modun, Precedence, 25-1 Absolutely, Bauer, Drunken Sailor, Jukebox Jury, Mighty High, My Kingdom Of Fife, Precedence, Shamrocker, 33-1 Bar
**2012 Qipco 2,000 Guineas
7-1 Harbour Watch, 8-1 Born To Sea, 10-1 Dabirsim, Power, 12-1 Ektihaam, 14-1 Top Offer, 16-1 Fencing, 20-1 Daddy Long Legs, Tales Of Grimm, 25-1 Apollo, Trumpet Major, 33-1 Mezmaar, Red Duke, Roman Soldier, St Barths,
**2012 Qipco 1,000 Guineas
7-2 Maybe, 7-1 Discourse, 8-1 Lyric Of Light, 10-1 Elusive Kate, 12-1 Best Terms, Fallen For You, 16-1 La Collina, Lighning Pearl, 20-1 Firdaws, Zantenda, 25-1 Alsindi, Gamilati, Regal Realm, Rythmic, Samitar,
**2012 Investec Oaks
6-1 Maybe, 10-1 Lyric Of Light, 16-1 Firdaws, Was
**2012 Investec Derby
14-1 Born To Sea, 16-1 Akeed Mofeed, Camelot, 20-1 David Livingston, Fencing, 25-1 Apollo, Imperial Monarch, 40-1 Roman Soldier