Eight go for Duchess of Cambridge honours

Last Updated: 10/07/13 10:55am

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Rizeena: Duchess of Cambridge hopeful

Rizeena: Duchess of Cambridge hopeful

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Queen Mary Stakes winner Rizeena tops a field of eight declared for the Duchess of Cambridge Stakes at Newmarket on Friday.

The Clive Brittain-trained filly slammed 22 rivals in some style at Royal Ascot, but has to carry a 3lb penalty in this Group Two contest, formerly known as the Cherry Hinton Stakes.

Tim Pitt's One Chance, who ran a big race when third at 66-1 in the Queen Mary, renews rivalry, as does the fourth that day, Fig Roll.

The latter has since gone on to take the Empress Stakes at Newmarket for trainer Richard Hannon.

Bye Bye Birdie, from Aidan O'Brien's stable, and Godolphin's Fire Blaze are other Queen Mary also-rans hoping for better efforts this time over an extra furlong, though the former has since landed the Group Three Grangecon Stud Stakes at the Curragh.

Lucky Kristale and Princess Noor, who were sixth and ninth respectively to Kiyoshi in the Albany Stakes at the Royal meeting, also line-up.

The list is filled by easy Ayr maiden scorer Queen Catrine from the Kiyoshi stable of Charlie Hills.

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