Flight set for Newmarket return

Day Flight could make his first start in almost 12 weeks at Newmarket on Sunday as long as the ground is suitable.

Day Flight could make his first start in almost 12 weeks at Newmarket on Sunday as long as the ground is suitable.

The son of Sadler’s Wells has not raced since he was beaten eight lengths by Gamut in the Princess of Wales’s Stakes at Newmarket’s July meeting.

He had earlier chalked up a hat-trick of victories in the spring at Kempton, Newbury and Chester on softish going.

The four-year-old colt, trained by John Gosden, could reappear in the Ouija Board, Wilko And Liverpool Vets Cumberland Lodge Stakes, a Group Three race over a mile and a half in which the veteran Mubtaker is a likely rival.

“We need rain but as long as the ground is good it should be OK. He goes on good ground. That wouldn’t be a problem,” said Teddy Grimthorpe, racing manager to owner Prince Khalid Abdullah.

Grimthorpe also revealed that Prince Khalid’s unbeaten two-year-old colt Multiplex, trained in France by Andre Fabre, is unlikely to have another race this term.

“He won’t run in the Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere at Longchamp on Arc weekend and will probably not run again this season,” he added.

The Danehill colt won a newcomers race at Chantilly in July and followed up with victory in a Group Three contest at Longchamp two weeks ago.

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