Ouija Board is one of 16 entries for Saturday’s 32Red.com September Stakes at Newmarket as she attempts to get her career back on track.
Ed Dunlop’s brilliant filly carried all before her last term, winning two Oaks and a Breeders’ Cup, but was a bitter disappointment when returning as a four-year-old in the Prince of Wales’s Stakes.
She finished seventh of eight that day but was subsequently found to have suffered a small stress fracture to her near-fore cannonbone.
Ouija Board is unlikely to get a soft race on her reappearance in the mile and a half Group Three, however, with some useful customers among the other possibles.
Saeed Bin Suroor has put in three – last year’s winner Mamool, Cherry Mix, who finished a place ahead of Ouija Board in last year’s Arc, and Andean, who made a pleasing seasonal bow at Headquarters earlier this month.
Michael Stoute could be represented by the much-improved and four-timer seeking Imperial Stride, while other notables are Irish raider Chelsea Rose and John Gosden’s beautifully bred Winds Of March.
The other entries are Asian Heights, who won the 2002 September Stakes at its usual home of Kempton, Bandari, Blythe Knight, Dubai Success, Frank Sonata, Polar Jem, Self Defense, Tahtheeb and The Whistling Teal.