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Newmarket July Festival, next step for Hukum | Race News

Hukum will try to find his way back to victory in the Princess of Wales’s Tattersalls Stakes in Newmarket.

A winner at Royal Ascot last year, the four-year-old coached by Owen Burrows finished third in a good renewal of the Hardwicke Stakes won by David Menuisier’s Wonderful Tonight.

“He looks to be fine afterwards – he’s been galloping for a few days this week,” Burrows said.

“We will see the Princess of Wales’s in Newmarket (July 8).

“The filly obviously accelerated and is a bit special on this ground. Two outings, I was getting a little excited considering the way he’s been traveling – hopefully on better ground he could find two or three lengths.

“I wouldn’t want it to be too fast, but a good pitch would be great.”

Burrows had another near miss in the big encounter with the constant Danyah, who finished honorably second behind John Quinn’s Highfield Princess at Buckingham Palace.

“He’s such an honest and consistent horse – but unfortunately the handicapper didn’t miss him anymore and made him gain 5 pounds more,” said Lambourn’s trainer.

“He couldn’t win 101, so how is he going to win 106?

“I was a little disappointed with that, but he’s his worst enemy being second in the Spring Cup and fourth in the Lincoln. It was just a shame the rain didn’t come 24 hours later for him.

“I put him in the big seven-meter race on King George’s Day at Ascot (Moet & Chandon International Stakes), and we’ll see where he fits in there, but we might end up being forced into a Listed race. “





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