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Jet set to swerve Dewhurst for Dundalk

NO JET LAG is likely to miss the Dubai Dewhurst Stakes at Newmarket on Saturday in favour of a trip to Ireland a day earlier.

Not disgraced in a Newmarket maiden won by the exciting Ghurair on debut, David Lanigan's juvenile impressed at Lingfield and Redcar before finding Ashdan too strong in a conditions race at Doncaster's St Leger meeting.

With Ashdan featuring among a red-hot field for this weekend's Group One test at English Headquarters, Lanigan is favouring a trip to Dundalk for No Jet Lag for a Listed prize on Friday evening.

Lanigan said: "I think we'll probably go to Dundalk. The ground is a bit of a concern at Newmarket. Our horse has won on Polytrack so it's a logical step to go to Dundalk."

Captain Cee Bee is likely to remain over hurdles for the foreseeable future following his victory at Tipperary on Sunday.

It is well over four years since Edward Harty's horse enjoyed his greatest day when winning the Supreme Novices' Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival, but he is still going strong at the age of 11. While he is also a Grade One winner over fences, he has been plying his trade over the smaller obstacles to great effect in recent months.


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