Raffle Prize chasing Group One glory in Cheveley Park

Raffle Prize will Need to resume winning ways in the Juddmonte Cheveley Park Stakes at Newmarket.

Mark Johnston’s filly has had a stellar year , winning the Queen Mary in Royal Ascot and the Duke of Cambridge Stakes at Newmarket.
She shot from the Prix Morny out around the last time, when beaten a neck by Andre Fabre star Earthlight dropping little in defeat.
Johnston said:”She will wait for the Cheveley Park now. It was a good run and that there were no excuses.
“It seemed like she’d much prefer much better floor, but might apply to this winner.
“You would hope she’d get better ground at Newmarket, because there’s no better autumn track than Newmarket. Everything is fine with her, touch wood.”
Stablemate Communique could return to Germany in search of a first Group One victory – but Johnston is also thinking about Japan Cup and that the Canadian International having put a line during his run supporting the highly-impressive Ghaiyyath.
“He basically missed the rest dramatically with the blindfold still on this that was not him,” said that the Middleham handler.
“There is the Grosser Preis Von Baden in two weeks’ period, but could we dare take him back after two crises in Germany? I really don’t understand. I have not looked at what your alternatives are.
“I’d love to watch him finish the year in the Canadian International along with Japan Cup, however I’d have liked to be more going in these races away a top run. I’d like to believe he could have won a Group One however we have had two disasters.
“You would think the Canadian International would be a suitable goal, but you need to be going into these races around the rear of good runs.”

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