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Laurens Set For Newcastle Gallop

Laurens Set For Newcastle Gallop

Laurens is set to have a racecourse gallop at Newcastle on Friday ahead of her season reappearance, trainer Karl Burke has confirmed.

The bay filly was last in action in October when finishing eighth in the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes at Ascot.

Connections had intended to head to Haydock for her return but those plans were shelved after Laurina suffered a slight bruise.

If Friday’s gallop goes well, Laurens is set to run in the Al Shaqab Lockinge Stakes at Newbury in May. Burke told reporters: “Laurens is in good form, she’s fine.

 

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She probably goes to Newcastle on Friday to have a gallop before racing. “That is the plan and I’m very happy with her. “I’m glad we didn’t take her as we wouldn’t have galloped her on the ground at Haydock anyway.

She’d have been stood there in the freezing cold, doing nothing. “It would have been an abortive trip, so it worked in our favour really.

We’ve still have two weeks to the Lockinge, so it’s fine to send her to Newcastle. “After she’s been to Newcastle, she’ll need a couple of little pieces at home to put her right for the Lockinge.”

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