Somewhat takes Freer test
Last Updated: 14/08/14 11:16am
Somewhat (far side): Runs at Newbury
Somewhat, third in the Coral-Eclipse and Gordon Stakes on his last two starts for Mark Johnston, is among a field of 11 for Saturday's Betfred TV Geoffrey Freer Stakes at Newbury.
The three-year-old defied expectations in the Group One Eclipse at Sandown when employed as a pacemaker and then stepped up in trip at Glorious Goodwood to be beaten a neck and a head on his first run over a mile and a half.
He faces another furlong in this Group Three on the way to a possible Ladbrokes St Leger bid.
James Fanshawe's Seal Of Approval will be looking to put a dismal run behind her after failing to run to form in the Lancashire Oaks.
A winner on Champions Day at Ascot last season, she had made a solid comeback in the Yorkshire Cup against the colts but only beat one rival on Merseyside.
Willing Foe, winner of the Ebor in 2012 and the Aston Park on his only run last May, reappears after 455 days off, while Ed Dunlop's popular globetrotter Red Cadeaux makes his return to British action.
Richard Hannon's Pether's Moon carries a penalty for his win at Goodwood where he had Cafe Society back in third. The pair clash again.
There is a German challenger in the shape of Peter Schiergen's Girolamo, with Camborne, Rawaki, Seismos and Triumphant making up the field.