Celtic Beauty

Ken Condon is to send Celtic Beauty to Newmarket, for the Juddmonte Cheveley Park Stakes, with high hopes of a big run.

The daughter of No Nay Never ran a great race when second to Daahyeh in the Albany Stakes at Royal Ascot in June, but has found things much tougher since then.

She failed to shine in the Duchess of Cambridge Stakes, before landing a maiden at Naas.

However, when stepped back up in class for the Group Two Lowther Stakes at York, she was well beaten.

Condon said: “We were disappointed with her at York. She’s run six times and on four occasions we’ve left the races pretty pleased, but she’s disappointed us twice and the common denominator has been the quick ground.

“She’s by No Nay Never, so you’d think quick ground is what she wants, but the beauty of this game is there’s no hard and fast rules and she definitely seems to be better on a slightly easier surface.

“She pulled out of York well and has been good since. We did have her in the Moyglare at the Curragh, but that seven furlongs would probably stretch her as she’s a filly with a lot of speed.

“I think we’ll probably go for the Cheveley Park. She’ll be an outsider there and she’s entitled to be, but if the ground came up good or good to soft then we’d let her take her chance. We’ve still got a lot of faith in this filly and if conditions are right at Newmarket, I think she’d run with credit.”