Juddmonte Royal Lodge Stakes
Group 2, Newmarket 14:35
£110,000 added,
2yo only,
1m, Class 1
Saturday 26th September 2015

Aug 06 First Selection is likely to have the remainder of his campaign geared towards a shot at the Juddmonte Royal Lodge Stakes.

First Selection
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First Selection

Although a decision on his next race has yet to be made, the Group Two mile contest at Newmarket's Rowley Mile on September 26 has been identified as a possible long-term target.

After winning his first two starts, the Simon Crisford-trained two-year-old was not disgraced when finishing ninth in the Coventry Stakes at Royal Ascot.

The Abdulla Al Mansoori-owned colt returned to winning ways last time out when upped to seven furlongs with a narrow victory in a nursery at Newmarket's July Festival.

Bruce Raymond, racing manager to the owner, said: "He quickened up well at Newmarket and the step up in trip obviously helped.

"The Royal Lodge would be the ultimate objective. Although it is a bit of a step up, the owner is keen to go in that direction with him."

Raymond also said the Saeed Suhail-owned Cannock Chase is getting closer to making his first start since a luckless run in the Prince of Wales's Stakes, where little went right in the straight.

Although looking a horse destined for the top after winning last year's Tercentenary Stakes, the Sir Michael Stoute-trained four-year-old has yet to win in his three starts this season.

Raymond said: "He has been off for a bit as he has had a few minor problems. Just when he looks like coming back something goes wrong.

"He is back in work now and his next run is on the horizon. I am sure Sir Michael has got a few ideas in his head where he wants to go."

Juddmonte Royal Lodge Stakes 2014
£110,000 added, 2yo only, 1m, Class 1
6 ran
Going: Good to Firm, Good in places

Pos Dr Dist Horse SP Jockey Wgt Trainer
1st (4) Elm Park 11/4
Andrea Atzeni
9-0 A M Balding
2nd (3) 1 Nafaqa (IRE) 5/4f
P Hanagan
9-0 B W Hills
3rd (1) 4 Salateen 15/2
J P Spencer
9-0 K A Ryan
4th (6) Misterioso (IRE) 11/1
R Hughes
9-0 Richard Hannon
5th (5) Lord Ben Stack (IRE) 8/1
9-0 K R Burke
6th (2) 6 Medrano 14/1
R L Moore
9-0 D H Brown

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