Turf Talk: Signora Cabello bypasses Newbury on way to France

Signora Cabello, right, at this year's Dante Festival, York. PIC: Simon Cooper/PA Wire
Signora Cabello, right, at this year's Dante Festival, York. PIC: Simon Cooper/PA Wire
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NORTH YORKSHIRE trainer John Quinn has decided to skip tomorrow’s Weatherbys Super Sprint at Newbury with Signora Cabello and head to France instead.

The Queen Mary Stakes winner will now run in the Group Two Prix Robert Papin at Maisons-Laffitte on Sunday.

North Yorkshire trainer John Quinn. PIC: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire

North Yorkshire trainer John Quinn. PIC: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire

“We have declared her for the Prix Robert Papin on Sunday at Maisons-Laffitte,” said Quinn.

“The main reason is down the line after racing, she’s going to be bred from and she’s got a very nice pedigree.

“She’s already a Queen Mary winner and we just decided that this was the route – the Group route – that we’d follow with her, so that’s where we are.”

n Magic Wand, Forever Together and Sea Of Class all feature in a field of just seven runners for the Darley Irish Oaks at the Curragh tomorrow.

Magic Wand beat stablemate Forever Together comfortably at Chester in the spring, but the latter reversed the form in some style when claiming Classic glory in the Investec Oaks at Epsom, with Magic Wand only fourth.

However, Magic Wand is a hot favourite to reassert her superiority this weekend following an impressive victory in last month’s Ribblesdale Stakes at Royal Ascot.

Since her Epsom heroics, Forever Together has suffered an odds-on defeat in the Pretty Polly Stakes at the Curragh.

Trainer Aidan O’Brien, who bids for his sixth Irish Oaks success, also saddles Bye Bye Baby.

The filly widely regarded as the biggest threat to the Ballydoyle trio is the William Haggas-trained Sea Of Class.

The daughter of Sea The Stars steps up in grade following successive Listed triumphs at Newbury.

Willie McCreery’s Mary Tudor, the Dermot Weld-trained Romiyna and Tissiak from Joseph O’Brien’s yard complete the line-up.


HAYDOCK: 6.00 Humbolt Current, 6.30 Line Of Duty, 7.00 Salsabeel, 7.30 Servo, 8.00 Ingleby Hollow, 8.30 Boundary Lane.

LINGFIELD: 5.45 Archimento, 6.15 Alexana, 6.45 Timoshenko, 7.15 May Remain, 7.45 Dixieland, 8.15 Good Fortune, 8.45 Dear Bruin.

MARKET RASEN: 1.35 Stole The Show, 2.05 Mister Universum, 2.40 Beach Break, 3.15 Sumkindofking, 3.50 Deauville Crystal, 4.25 Too Many Diamonds, 5.00 Old Salt.

NEWBURY: 1.50 Emotionless, 2.25 Almoghared, 3.00 PROJECTION (NAP), 3.35 Tin Hat (next best), 4.10 Watan, 4.45 Flying North, 5.20 Amazour.

NEWMARKET: 2.15 California Love, 2.45 Ejtyah, 3.25 Zain Hana, 4.00 Vintager, 4.35 Manhunter, 5.10 Rogue, 5.40 Breath Caught.

RIPON: 2.20 Capitan James, 2.25 Silver Dust, 3.30 Mikmak, 4.05 Atkinson Grimshaw, 4.40 Acrux, 5.15 Be Perfect, 5.50 Polyphony.