Group of 10 set for Newbury showcase

A total of 10 horses, headed by Henry Cecil’s High Pitched, have been left in Saturday’s Group Two Stan James Geoffrey Freer Stakes at Newbury.

A total of 10 horses, headed by Henry Cecil’s High Pitched, have been left in Saturday’s Group Two Stan James Geoffrey Freer Stakes at Newbury.

The four-year-old was rerouted from a Group One race in Germany on Sunday in favour of a tilt at this mile and five furlong event.

His rivals are headed by the progressive Mubtaker from the Marcus Tregoning yard who ran a neck second to Millenary in the Princess Of Wales’s Stakes at Newmarket last time out.

Also among the confirmations were the James Fanshawe-trained pair of Arctic Owl and Travelmate and Luca Cumani’s Boreas.

Daliapour is set to be Michael Stoute’s only representative while Murghem could run for the in-form Mark Johnston yard.

Amanda Perrett has Maniatis among the acceptors along with Clive Brittain’s Warrsan, while a surprise possible is Persian Punch.

David Elsworth’s nine-year-old disappointed badly last time in the Goodwood Cup when finishing last, some 25 lengths behind winner Jardine’s Lookout.

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