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Memory is fine for Moyglare

A crack at the Moyglare Stud Stakes on August 29 is next on the agenda for Richard Hannon's exciting filly Memory.

Despite finding plenty of trouble, Richard Hughes' mount quickened up in the manner of a very good horse to win the Cherry Hinton at Newmarket.

Having also won at Royal Ascot, Group One company beckons for the daughter of Danehill Dancer.

"Hughesie knows the filly better than anybody so I was never worried when he was searching for a run, and the filly has won very easily in the end," said Hannon.

"She likes to do her own thing and you can't bully her, but there is no doubt that she is a very good filly and she will have no trouble staying the Guineas mile.

"We will now have to go down the Group One route, so the Moyglare Stakes at The Curragh will be her next race."

Spacious is likely to bid for an elusive first Group One success in the Fusaichi Pegasus Matron Stakes at Leopardstown on September 4.

James Fanshawe's stable star ran another gallant race in defeat in Wednesday's Falmouth Stakes, beating all bar Music Show at Newmarket.

That was on the back of another gutsy effort at Royal Ascot where she came off second best in a photo-finish with Strawberrydaiquiri.

"Spacious is absolutely A1," said Fanshawe. "I think we'll give her a bit of a break now and head for the Matron at Leopardstown.

"There's not that many options. She could run in the Prix Rothschild at Deauville in early August so I'll just keep an eye on things and see how she is. But I just think Leopardstown is a track that will really suit her."

Mick Channon hailed Youmzain as a "legend" as he prepares to take on Workforce in the King George VI And Queen Elizabeth Stakes.

The veteran was beaten a nose in the Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud at the end of June, the seventh time he has finished second in Group One company.

He has also finished second in the last three Prix de l'Arc de Triomphes -- but Channon says he would not swap him for anything.

"I thought he'd won the last day, so did (Richard) Hughesie and so did Olivier Peslier on the eventual winner," said Channon.

"What can you say about him, he's a legend.

"He's been frustrating, there's no doubt about that, and that is why people wanted to try him in a visor and blinkers and such like but he's very genuine.

"He's seven now, but he's still as good as ever. Everybody in the yard loves him and he's won a lot of money down the years and has been our flag-bearer.

"He goes for the King George next and we'll see what these three-year-olds are made of. Apart from Workforce there doesn't seem to be much so it will be interesting.

"After that we'll go to the Arc for one last go," he said.


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