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Anthem stands firm in Duke of York


Anthem Alexander

Anthem Alexander

Anthem Alexander

Anthem Alexander could get her season under way in the Duke of York Clipper Logistics Stakes at York next Wednesday.

Eddie Lynam's speedy filly won the Queen Mary from Tiggy Wiggy at Royal Ascot last year and hasn't raced since chasing that rival home in the Cheveley Park at Newmarket in September.

Her stablemate Gathering Power also in contention for a trip to North Yorkshire.

The unbeaten Lightning Moon could make his Godolphin debut on the Knavesmire.

Still in training with Ed Walker, the four-year-old is one of 18 remaining entries for the Group Two over six furlongs.

Muthmir, Music Master and the improving Naadirr are likely to be among the main protagonists.

The Tim Easterby-trained Mattmu the only other three-year-old engaged.

Caspar Netscher, Astaire, who finished runner-up last year, Lucky Kristale and Jack Dexter also remain in the mix.

Gammarth also may turn out for French handler Henri-Alex Pantall.

Among those taken out were Sole Power, G Force, Hot Streak, who heads to France this weekend, and Aidan O'Brien's Due Diligence.

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