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Unbeaten Dandalla and Ayr winner Umm Kulthum could clash in Cheveley Park – Newmarket runners, odds and latest

, Unbeaten Dandalla and Ayr winner Umm Kulthum could clash in Cheveley Park – Newmarket runners, odds and latest

TWO Yorkshire roses could clash in Saturday’s Group 1 Cheveley Park Stakes.

Unbeaten Dandalla will head to Newmarket for Karl Burke while Richard Fahey is to ‘um and ah’ whether Umm Kulthum will take her chance.

Dandalla saw off Fev Rover and Santosha at Newmarket and both have since franked the form

Fahey’s youngster impressed when winning a Group 3 at Ayr on Saturday and the Yorkshireman will leave it until Thursday to make a decision.

Burke’s Dandalla has been off with a small setback since her Group 2 Duchess of Cambridge win, but the bookies have her vying for favouritism on the Rowley Mile.

Burke said: “She did her final bit of work this morning which we were pleased with and we’re very much looking forward to it now.

“We took a chance running her at Newmarket last time, but it looked a winnable race and we just about got away with it.

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“I know the form experts thought she ran up to her level but I’m not having that. There’s no way she was at her best that day.

“Hopefully she can prove that on Saturday.”

Paddy Power make her a 10-3 shot to come out on top, with Miss Amulet currently the 3-1 jolly.

Ben Curtis will again partner Burke’s filly.

Burke added: “I’d like a bit of rain beforehand, but it’s no concern either way, she’ll run regardless.

“I’m confident there’s more to come. She’s shown she’s not one of these tiny two-year-olds.

“We think she’ll improve from two to three and even from her last run she’s changed shape, she’s lengthened and matured.

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“We’re very happy with her again now, the last month or so has been very good.

“I think Saturday would be her last run. The only option was to step up to a mile and I don’t want to do that yet.

“She’s exciting for next year and I think win, lose or draw, we’ll be pulling stumps.”

Meanwhile Umm Kulthum is a 5-1 chance but a decision on her participation is to be made later in the week.

Fahey said: “She won nicely up at Ayr. She’s got her own way of doing things and if we can get her to break better she’ll be even nicer.

“She’s okay at the moment but we need to see how she is over the next couple of days, I’d say it’s 50-50 at the moment.”

Stablemate Fev Rover is likely to be seen in the Fillies’ Mile next on October 10 at Newmarket.

She also has the option of heading to France but Fahey is wary of the growing COVID restrictions.

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