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Friday 17 August 2018

Cliffs in Ascot rehearsal

Canford Cliffs is to wind up his preparation for a crack at Goldikova at Royal Ascot with a racecourse gallop tomorrow.

Trainer Richard Hannon plans to take his four-year-old colt to either Kempton or Newbury for a run ahead of his eagerly awaited clash with the French-trained mare.

The pair are on course to meet for the first time in the race that opens the five-day feast, the Queen Anne Stakes, in which Canford Cliffs will be aiming to take revenge on Goldikova for her defeat of his stablemate, Paco Boy, 12 months ago.

"He will probably go and do a piece of work either at Newbury or Kempton, it just depends on the ground," said Hannon.

Queen Anne Stakes, Ladbrokes bet: 11/10 Canford Cliffs, 5/4 Goldikova, 10/1 Cape Blanco, 20/1 Ransom Note, 25/1 Cityscape, 33/1 Dream Eater, 40/1 Flash Dance.

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