Strong entry for the British Stallion Studs EBF Chalice Stakes

A total of 21 horses have been provisionally entered for the feature race at  Craft, Bake and Race Family Day on Sunday, 3rd August, the British Stallion Studs EBF Chalice Stakes.

The mile-and-a-half contest for fillies and mares has been a strong indicator to future stars in recent years. Last season’s victor Seal of Approval went on to Group 1 glory in the Fillies and Mares Stakes on Champions Day at Ascot last October, and 2012 winner Ambivalent added the top-level Pretty Polly Stakes in Ireland to her CV after victory in this in 2012.

James Fanshawe, trainer of Seal of Approval, has entered progressive four-year-old Cosseted, while Roger Varian has the pair of Reesha and Emaratiya Ana engaged in a bid to emulate Ambivalent’s success.

Roger Charlton won this with Sea Of Heartbreak in 2011 and could run the unexposed three-year-old Lady Tyne. Course and distance winner on her debut, Stella Bellissima may represent John Gosden.

Look Over, a winner of her only start in France, is a fascinating contender for her new connections and trainer Richard Fahey.

Honor Bound takes a step down in class having contested the Oaks at Epsom and a Group 3 at Newmarket on her last two runs for Ralph Beckett.

Newbury Racecourse’s Julian Thick commented: “There are some really strong names provisionally engaged for a race which has proved a real pointer to future big race winners in recent times. Let’s hope we uncover another star.”

The ground is currently, good-to-firm, good in places ahead of Sunday. Gates open at 11.30am with the first race getting underway at 1.40pm and the last starting at 4.55pm.

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