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Duchess Of Cambridge Stakes (Sponsored By Qipco) (Formerly The Cherry Hinton Stakes) (Fillies' Group 2) 6f

  • (2yo, 6f, Class 1, 5 runners)
  • Winner £45,368 2nd £17,200 3rd £8,608 4th £4,288 5th £2,152 6th £1,080
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 1m 15.14s
  • Off time: 14:10:18
Full result
Result 14:10 Newmarket
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 1 Arabian Queen 4/1
2nd 3 High Celebrity 4/9f
  • Last Updated: July 10 2014, 12:57 BST

View from connections ahead of Friday's Duchess of Cambridge Stakes at Newmarket.

Andre Fabre: On learning curve with High Celebrity
Andre Fabre: On learning curve with High Celebrity

Andre Fabre expects to find out just how good High Celebrity is when she runs in the Duchess of Cambridge Stakes at Newmarket on Friday.

All challengers sent over by the French maestro are worth a second look and his recent record at Newmarket is outstanding, with Miss France landing the 1000 Guineas back in May while Esoterique also scored at that meeting.

High Celebrity made a successful debut at Chantilly last month and Fabre is keen to see how she fares in the Qipco-sponsored race, which is better known as the Cherry Hinton.

"I was not surprised when High Celebrity won very impressively at Chantilly as she works very well in the morning," he said.

"Friday will provide a good opportunity to assess her ability as I have not got much to compare her with at home.

"I think that she is a Group One filly but she has yet to prove it. The Prix Morny and the Cheveley Park Stakes are possible future targets for her if she proves herself on Friday."

Richard Hannon's father won this in 2010 with Memory and the yard is represented by Parsley this year.

She is more experienced and will be having her fourth start in the Group Two.

"She won easily at Goodwood and then improved again when runner-up in the Listed Empress Stakes over this course, where she had some decent fillies behind her. This is another step up in class, but we think she is ready for it," said Hannon on www.richardhannonracing.co.uk. David Elsworth's Arabian Queen was beaten just over two lengths in the Queen Mary and steps up a furlong this time.She is the first foal of the former Elsworth-trained mare Barshiba who won the Lancashire Oaks twice."She was drawn on the wrong side in the Queen Mary, she was in one of 22 and the placed horses were all on the other side," said Elsworth."That was a big disadvantage yet she was still only beaten a couple of lengths."It's nice to get black type with any filly, but it would be particularly nice with her given she's out of Barshiba."Realistically we'd be hoping she'd be a Guineas filly."She should stay, but then Barshiba wasn't slow. I didn't start running her over a mile and a half until she was five. She was a very good, fast filly."This one is by Dubawi who was third in a Derby so it's a good sign that she's even competing with the best over these trips."Aidan O'Brien runs I Am Beautiful, a Group Three winner at the Curragh, Richard Fahey is represented by Diamond Creek and Nick Littmoden's maiden Tongue Twista completes the field.