Agent on Newmarket mission
Sunday 8 July 2012
Peter Chapple-Hyam will attempt to keep the ball rolling in what has been a productive couple of weeks by running two of his best juveniles at the Newmarket July Festival.
The decorated trainer has been in terrific form of late and will unleash his latest great hopes, Agent Allison and Maxentius, in a couple of the Group races, with the former, who bolted up at Pontefract before chasing home the 1000 Guineas ante-post favourite Newfangled at Royal Ascot, goes in Friday's Irish Thoroughbred Marketing Cherry Hinton Stakes.
"Newfangled beat us fair and square and I'm glad she's not running," said Chapple-Hyam.
"We want seven-furlongs or maybe a mile in time but races like the Sweet Solera are five or six weeks away. She worked the other day and has sharpened up a bit. As long as it doesn't get very soft she'll run on Friday.
"If she were to win, you could look at the Calvados in France and then the Fillies' Mile so hopefully we won't meet Newfangled again this year."
Maxentius has looked one of the top two-year-old colts to be seen this season, starting off at Folkestone and then cruising clear on his next start at Doncaster.
He will be out in Saturday's 32Red.com July Stakes, a race the stable took with no less than the Derby winner Dr Devious many years ago.
Chapple-Hyam said: "I worked him on Saturday morning and he was very good. He's not a horse you need to work very often, he'll probably do one more bit before the weekend, but I think he has improved and is in good order."