Pretty Pollyanna and Signora Cabello, two top class fillies who were separated by three-quarters of a length when they beat the colts in last month’s Group 1 Prix Morny, are set to clash again in the Juddmonte Cheveley Park Stakes at Newmarket’s Rowley Mile Racecourse on Saturday, 29th September.
The old rivals were part of 29-strong group of fillies to stand their ground for this £275,000 Group 1 six furlong contest at yesterday’s scratching stage.
The Juddmonte Cheveley Park Stakes is one of several features on a seven-race Juddmonte Day card boasting total prize money of no less than £920,000.
The action, which will be televised live by ITV Racing, will commence with the back-to-back running of three of Britain’s most prestigious juvenile events – the Group 2 Juddmonte Royal Lodge Stakes, the Group 1 Juddmonte Cheveley Park Stakes and the Group 1 Juddmonte Middle Park Stakes – prior to the 178th renewal of one of Britain’s most fabled handicaps, the Cambridgeshire.
Each of the Pattern Races has received a major prize money boost for a second straight year. Both of the Group 1s are up 37.5 per cent on their 2017 values to a figure of £275,000, while the Juddmonte Royal Lodge Stakes has been raised 25 per cent to £125,000. Overall, the prize fund for these three races has risen by almost 50 per cent over the last two years.
Pretty Pollyanna registered a brilliant seven-length triumph in the Group 2 Duchess Of Cambridge Stakes (sponsored by bet365) at Newmarket’s July Course before her Morny victory. Her connections then suggested that she would run in the Moyglare Stud Stakes at The Curragh but on Monday they announced that she would instead be aimed at the Juddmonte Cheveley Park.
Trained by John Quinn, Signora Cabello racked up a four-timer, including in two Group 2s, the Queen Mary Stakes and the Prix Robert Papin, before Pretty Pollyanna lowered her colours in the Morny.
Other leading entries are the dual Group 3 winner, Main Edition, plus Fairyland, successful in the Group 2 Lowther Stakes on her latest start and one of five representatives of the trainer responsible for the last two Juddmonte Cheveley Park heroines – Aidan O’Brien.
The Irish Champion Trainer also has five colts among the 26 still engaged in the six furlong Juddmonte Middle Park Stakes, a race he has won on five occasions. They are headed by the Group winners Land Force, Ten Sovereigns and Van Beethoven.
The Group 2 Gimcrack Stakes scorer, Emaraaty Ana; the Group 3 Molecomb Stakes winner, Rumble Inthejungle; and Advertise – already successful in Group 1 company in the Phoenix Stakes – are notable British-trained Juddmonte Middle Park candidates.
The Juddmonte Royal Lodge Stakes is staged over one mile. Its list of 56 potential runners features Too Darn Hot and Dark Vision, two of the most impressive juvenile stakes race winners of the season so far.
Too Darn Hot was four lengths too quick for his rivals in the Group 3 Solario Stakes at Sandown while Dark Vision came from last to first to land the Group 2 Vintage Stakes at Goodwood.
The next forfeit stage for all three races is on 24th September, when it is also possible to supplement into the three events – at a cost of £20,000 for the Juddmonte Cheveley Park and the Juddmonte Middle Park and £10,000 for the Juddmonte Royal Lodge.
John Quinn, trainer of Signora Cabello, said:
“Signora Cabello is an intended runner in the Juddmonte Cheveley Park Stakes. She has done nicely physically and I am pleased with how she looks.”
“I have been happy with her since her run in the Prix Morny, she seems in good fettle and worked well the other morning.”
“When I heard that Pretty Pollyanna was going to give Ireland a miss and go to the Cheveley Park my reaction was ‘well that will make for a better horse race’. They are two exceptional fillies and I’m sure the race will attract some other very good fillies who may go under the radar.”
“There is no reason to be negative about the re-match. The Cheveley Park will be another day and Signora Cabello has coped with all kinds of different tracks, uphill, flat, Ascot, Maisons-Laffitte, so maybe the Rowley Mile will bring out the best in her.”
“Signora Cabello has only encountered fast ground to this point. If it happened to come up soft at Newmarket, who knows how any of the fillies would cope with it?”
Following yesterday’s scratching stage, the 26 remaining entries for the Group 1 £275,000 Juddmonte Middle Park Stakes run over six furlongs at Newmarket’s Rowley Mile Racecourse on Saturday, 29th September, are as follows:
Advertise (GB), Converter (IRE), Emaraaty Ana (GB), Graignes (FR), He’zanarab (IRE), Indigo Balance (IRE), Jash (IRE), Kessaar (IRE), Khaadem (IRE), Kinks (GB), Land Force (IRE), Legends of War (USA), Marie’s Diamond (IRE), Masaru (GB), Neverland Rock (GB), Rumble Inthejungle (IRE), Secret Venture (GB), Sergei Prokofiev (CAN), Shine So Bright (GB), Space Traveller (GB), Ten Sovereigns (IRE), The Irish Rover (IRE), True Mason (GB), Van Beethoven (CAN), Watan (GB), Well Done Fox (GB). (26).
Following yesterday’s scratching stage, the 29 remaining entries for the Group 1 £275,000 Juddmonte Cheveley Park Stakes run over six furlongs at Newmarket’s Rowley Mile Racecourse on Saturday, 29th September, are as follows:
Aim Power (IRE), Alhakmah (IRE), Angel’s Hideaway (IRE), Comedy (IRE), Come On Leicester (IRE), Coral Beach (IRE), Dandhu (GB), Fairyland (IRE), Forever In Dreams (IRE), Foxtrot Liv (GB), Gospel (GB), Gossamer Wings (USA), Just Wonderful (USA), Kodyanna (IRE), Lady Aria (GB), Lady Kaya (IRE), Little Kim (GB), Main Edition (IRE), Mia Mento (IRE), Model Guest (GB), No Way Jose (IRE), Pretty Pollyanna (GB), Queen Jo Jo (GB), Second Generation (GB), Servalan (IRE), Sicilia (GB), Signora Cabello (IRE), So Perfect (USA), Spell (GB). (29).
Following yesterday’s scratching stage, the 56 remaining entries for the Group 2 £125,000 Juddmonte Royal Lodge Stakes run over one mile at Newmarket’s Rowley Mile Racecourse on Saturday, 29th September, are as follows:
Dark Vision (IRE), Land Force (IRE), Almania (IRE), Anthony Van Dyck (IRE), Antilles (USA), Arctic Sound (GB), Beatboxer (USA), Beat Le Bon (FR), Big Baby Bull (IRE), Blenheim Palace (IRE), Boerhan (GB), Boitron (FR), Broome (IRE), Cape of Good Hope (IRE), Cardini (USA), Christmas (IRE), Confiding (GB), Constantinople (IRE), Coup de Gold (IRE), Court Poet (GB), Duke of Hazzard (FR), Dunkerron (GB), Dunkirk Harbour (USA), Eminence (IRE), Floating Artist (GB), Fox Power (IRE), Fox Tal (GB), Globe Theatre (USA), Kadar (USA), Line of Duty (IRE), Mohawk (IRE), Momkin (IRE), Mordred (IRE), Mount Everest (IRE), Mount Tabora (USA), Nayef Road (IRE), Norway (IRE), Pablo Escobarr (IRE), Pacific Ocean (IRE), Phoenix of Spain (IRE), Prince Eiji (GB), Production (GB), Raakib Alhawa (IRE), Red October (IRE), Royal Marine (IRE), Sir Ron Priestley (GB), Sky Defender (GB), South Pacific (GB), Sydney Opera House (GB), Takumi (IRE), The Trader (IRE), Three Comets (GER), Too Darn Hot (GB), Victory Command (IRE), Western Australia (IRE), Wojood (GB). (56).