Newmarket 2.35 (Cheveley Park Stakes) tips – Lumiere’s class can shine through

Newmarket 2.35 (Cheveley Park Stakes) tips - Lumiere's class can shine through

Lumiere

Lumiere

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Betting Tip: @ 7/2 with betvictor

Richard Hannon’s Illuminate puts her unbeaten (3-3) record on the line in this Group 1 as she bids to enhance her claims for next year’s 1000 Guineas, but she faces stern opposition from William Haggas’ Besharah, whom she beat a nose at the July meeting here, and Mark Johnston’s LUMIERE.

Those horses finished 1-2 in York’s Lowther Stakes last time, with the Haggas filly finishing nicely clear at the line. But we could see a different result this time as Lumiere was reported to have missed work in the lead-up to that race and she didn’t help her chances in the race itself by racing too keenly on what was just her second career start.

The daughter of Shamardal couldn’t have been more impressive when winning a maiden here on her debut and connections were left drooling about that performance. Johnston revealed post-race that he is “dreaming she could be brilliant” and qualified that hype by saying her regular work rider had come back in saying she was “the fastest thing he had ever sat on.” That’s praise indeed when you think how many classy juveniles the trainer has handled down the years and I’m excited to see her strut her stuff back at HQ. At 7/2 with BetVictor, she’s worth a punt too.

Betting Tip: @ 7/2 with betvictor

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