LADBROKES last night cut Hughie Morrison’s Chil The Kite to 10s from 12-1 second favourite for Saturday’s Cambridgeshire.
Morrison’s three-year-old has won three times in seven starts and was last sighted staying on into fourth just under three lengths off winner Thistle Bird over a mile at Haydock three weeks ago.
Hamdan Al Maktoum’s Mukhadram heads the market, but the Willie Haggas-trained colt has not been on the racecourse since finishing second to Sovereign Debt over a mile at Newmarket in July.
8 Mukhadram, 10 Chil The Kite, 14 Mijhaar, 16 Bronze Angel, Quick Wit, 20 Boom And Bust, Kings Warrior, Prince of Johanne, Rewarded, Strictly Silver, 25 bar.
? Hill reported money for Sir Henry Cecil’s Beauty Parlour and made the daughter of Deep Imact 5-2 jt-fav (from 11-4) with Elusive Kate for Saturday’s Sun Chariot.
three-year-old joined Cecil in July from France and was unbeaten in four starts there until going down by three parts of a length to the Aga
Khan’s ill-fated Valyra in the Prix de Diane in June.
5-2 Elusive Kate, Beauty Parlour, 11-2 Chachamaidee, 13-2 Emulous, 8 Siyouma, 9 Up, 10 Laugh Out Loud, 16 La Collina 20 bar.
? On the Cesarewitch front, Ladbrokes chalked up the Mark Johnston-trained Hurricane Higgins as 10-1 triple-jt-fav (from 14s) with David Simcock’s Montaser and John Quinn’s ultra versatile Countrywide Flame.
? Trainer David Nagle is favouring a trip to Ascot with Ayr Gold Cup third Maarek. The five-year-old defied top weight to finish just under four lengths behind Captain Ramius last Saturday, just a week after notching a Group Three win at the Curragh.
Nagle was thrilled with his effort and is now looking towards the Qipco British Champions Sprint Stakes at Ascot on October 20.
? David Simcock’s CARDINAL WALTER
(4.15) is highly-regarded by his shrewd handler and we’ve still to see the best of this three-year-old after only six career starts. His last two efforts have been top quality and he this doesn’t look quite as tough an ask.