GBI RACING

Henry Candy's Limato tops 11 to take on Newmarket Challenge

Limato

Limato is one of 11 runners in Friday's Godolphin Stud And Stable Staff Awards Challenge Stakes at Newmarket.

Having missed several engagements recently due to soft ground, trainer Henry Candy will be pleased with the current going at Headquarters which is described as good.

Another trainer pleased with the dry autumn is Mick Halford who has endured a frustrating season with Rehana, winner of the Athasi Stakes in May.

"Rehana is in very good form and will go to Newmarket," he told his website.

"As she has a preference for fast ground it has been difficult to place her throughout the year, but the ground at Newmarket is currently good with a good forecast."

Joining her from Ireland is the veteran Gordon Lord Byron, Aidan O'Brien's Cougar Mountain and Johnny Murtagh's True Valour.

Owen Burrows' Massaat runs in this Group Two rather than in the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes on Champions Day with Andrew Balding chasing another big prize with Absolutely So.

Dutch Connection, Gifted Master, Mix And Mingle and Dabyah complete the field.

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