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Newmarket Result: Telescope in Classic sights

Sir Michael Stoute: Trainer of Telescope.

Sir Michael Stoute's Telescope appeared to have entered the equation for next year's Derby after a near-flawless victory at Newmarket...

The 1.695/7 favourite after finishing second on his debut at Ascot, he needed only to be pushed out by Richard Hughes to take the British Stallion Studs Supporting British Racing E.B.F. Maiden Stakes by two and a quarter lengths.

The Galileo colt can be backed at 14.013/1 for the 2013 Derby, with the Aidan O'Brien-trained Mars currently heading the market at 11.5n/a.

"He's a big horse with lots of scope," said Stoute.

"He has run two very promising races and as he's out of a Darshaan mare by Galileo, he should get further.

"I don't know if you'll see him again this year. He's in the Racing Post Trophy, but I wouldn't commit myself to that."

Hong Kong-based owner Ronald Arculli was on hand to see Red Avenger win the Cambridge News Excellent Horseracing Coverage Nursery.

Arculli also has last year's Emirates Melbourne Cup runner-up Red Cadeaux with trainer Ed Dunlop, and he was impressed with the way this War Front colt came down the centre of the track under Paul Hanagan and held off Darkening by a head.

All three places were filled by those at the top of the weights.

"It was a good performance by a two-year-old to win down the middle of the track, I'm very happy with him," said Arculli.

"I think he's earned his rest for the year now."

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27 September 2012



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