Sir Henry Cecil expects big York run from rising star Tickled Pink
Sir Henry Cecil is expecting a big run from Tickled Pink in the Duke of York Clipper Logistics Stakes on the Knavesmire.
Last Updated: 09/05/13 6:07pm
Connections decided to stump up £7,500 to add the lightly-raced four-year-old to the Group Two field after she successfully leapt from maiden company to Pattern class in the Abernant Stakes at Newmarket last month.
Cecil said: "Tickled Pink seems in very good form and has done well physically since her win in the Abernant Stakes.
"She has strengthened up and all being well the plan is to head to York and I expect her to run very well.
"These sprint races are always tough but this filly has a touch of class, she stays six furlongs very well and has a good turn of foot. I wouldn't want to swap her for anything else in the race."
Jimmy Styles, Clive Cox's seasoned campaigner who was runner-up to Tickled Pink at HQ, is also among the 19 confirmations for York's six-furlong feature. Cox has also left in Lethal Force, surprise winner of the Hungerford Stakes at Newbury last summer.
Last year's winner Tiddliwinks and Bogart represent North Yorkshire handler Kevin Ryan while Eve Johnson-Houghton could try again with The Cheka, runner-up in 2012.
Jim Goldie has his speedy pair, Hawkeyethenoo and Jack Dexter, while this race is an option for James Fanshawe's Haydock Sprint Cup scorer Society Rock and the Roger Charlton-trained Mince.
Tom Hogan's Gordon Lord Bryon and Maarek from David Nagle's yard represent Irish interests.