Prix de Lieurey challenge for Godolphin's Poetic Charm and Flowrider

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Godolphin‘s Poetic Charm and Flowrdier both go to post in the G3 Prix de Lieurey over a mile at Deauville on Wednesday.

The three-year-old sire of Duwabi finished fifth in the G3 Oak Tree Stakes over seven furlongs at Goodwood earlier this month.

Trainer Charlie Appleby said: “I was pleased with Poetic Charm on her last start at Goodwood, where she had a very difficult draw but still ran a very creditable race.

“She has come out of Goodwood in good form and the conditions of this race at Deauville looks to be a good opportunity for her at Group level. “

Flowrider, a three-year-old trained by Andre Fabre, was last seen when coming home third in the G3 Prix Chloe over nine furlongs at Chantilly last month.

Mickael Barzalona takes the ride on Flowrider with William Buick aboard Poetic Charm.

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Godolphin trainer Saeed bin Suroor believes Desert Fire could be a St Leger contender

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Godolphin trainer Saeed bin Suroor expects to find out whether he has a William Hill St Leger candidate on his hands after Desert Fire’s next run.

Where that may be is still up for debate, but the son of Cape Cross could hardly have been more impressive in what he has done to date.

He has won his last two starts by an aggregate of 18 lengths but will be stepping up markedly in class wherever he goes.

“We are looking to run him in a nice race next time, but there has been no decision at this moment – he has a nice future,” said Bin Suroor.

“He has speed and stamina, but we are still looking for his next race, it will be a Group race I think.

“He’s in the St Leger, obviously he hasn’t run over that trip yet, so we need to find out in his next race if he is likely to stay that far.

“If he doesn’t look like a stayer we can always bring him back in trip.”

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Godolphin's La Pelosa finishes second at Newmarket

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Godolphin‘s La Pelosa stayed on well to chase home Main Edition for a second time in the G3 Sweet Solera Stakes over seven furlongs at Newmarket on Saturday.

The two-year-old sire of Dandy Man, beaten a neck by the same filly at Royal Ascot in June, raced behind the leaders in third of the seven runners early on for Brett Doyle.

La Pelosa quickened between horses to take second a furlong and a half from home and galloped all the way to the line, going down by a length and quarter to Main Edition.

Trainer Charlie Appleby said: “La Pelosa has produced another good performance in a Group race and backed up the form of her second at Royal Ascot. She has handled the softer conditions and seen the trip out well.

“We will see how she comes out of the race and might look at the Prestige Stakes at Goodwood for her next race.”

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