Back High Celebrity In Cheveley Park Stakes
Tomorrow’s Group 1 Connolly’s Red Mills Cheveley Park Stakes is all about Tiggy Wiggy, one of the fastest juvenile fillies we have seen in recent years, and while there is every chance of another explosive performance at headquarters there are a couple of reasons to oppose the daughter of Kodiac who is no bigger than 11-10 to win her sixth race of the season.
On the go since winning a maiden on Kempton’s all-weather back in March this will be her eighth race of the season and while she shows no signs of feeling the effects of a long and hard campaign now could be the best time to take her on at such short odds. There is no doubt Richard Hannon’s charge is at her best over the minimum trip despite her most recent victory being in York’s Lowther Stakes over tomorrow’s trip of six furlongs, making her vulnerable to something with Classic pretentions over the extra furlong she will encounter at 3.10 on Saturday afternoon.
The horse may well be the French challenger High Celebrity who is taken to cut down the mount of Richard Hughes in the closing stages, enhancing her Qipco 1000 Guineas prospects in the process. Available at 9-2 with several bookmakers including Bet365, Coral and William Hill Andre Fabre’s Invincible Spirit filly has tasted defeat just the once in three outings, that being on Newmarket’s July course when beaten a little over a length by Arabian Queen as the 4-9 favourite.
The mount of Maxime Guyon looked ill at ease on the soft ground on that occasion and is best judged on her Group 3 victory at Chantilly earlier this month and is likely to prove a different proposition on her return to Newmarket with the ground sure to be riding on the fast side of good. The unexposed Tendu and Terror are both stepping up markedly in class but should not be underestimated while Queen Mary Stakes winner Anthem Alexander is certain to run her usual game race but it is the overseas filly who is taken to come out on top in a fascinating contest.