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  • 15:40 Coolmore Nunthorpe Stakes 5f

  • (British Champions Series) (Group 1) £250,000 added 2yo+ 19 ran
  • Winner £141,775 2nd £53,750 3rd £26,900 4th £13,400
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf
    Weighed In
  • Winning time: 0m 57.62s
  • Off time: 15:43:07

Maximum field for Nunthorpe

Twenty runners set for York cavalry charge

Last Updated: 22/08/12 11:19am

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Bated Breath: Set for the Nunthorpe

Bated Breath: Set for the Nunthorpe

Bated Breath and Ortensia are among the star names in a maximum field of 20 runners for the Coolmore Nunthorpe Stakes at York on Friday.

Roger Charlton's Bated Breath aims for an elusive first victory at Group One level following a number of near-misses and connections will be keeping their fingers crossed that the ground on the Knavesmire remains fast.

Australian mare Ortensia blitzed the opposition in the Al Quoz Sprint in Dubai back in March and, while she failed to find her best form on her first couple of outings in Britain, she came good at Glorious Goodwood last time.

Sole Power was a 100-1 winner of this five-furlong test a couple of years ago but has since proved that to be no fluke and he would be another deserved victor with quick ground also in his favour.

Seemingly the biggest threat to the established sprinters is the up-and-coming Pearl Secret, the apple of trainer David Barron's eye.

The three-year-old is unbeaten in four starts, has struck twice over this course and distance, and is held in the highest regard by his astute handler.

Kingsgate Native makes his debut for Robert Cowell, who also saddles smart sprinters Spirit Quartz and Monsieur Joe.

Other contenders include Invincible Ash, Dandy Boy and Tiddliwinks.

Richard Fahey has decided against running July Cup winner Mayson while Tom Dascombe's Queen Mary winner Ceiling Kitty failed to make the cut.

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