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Horse Racing

Mamba Noire tipped to shine at Newmarket

11th August 2017, 17:45 by Neil Foster

Connections are quietly confident that juvenile Mamba Noire could put on a decent performance at Newmarket on Saturday.

The two-year-old lost her maiden tag at Cork in May but was never a factor in the subsequent five-furlong Queen Mary Stakes at Royal Ascot in June.

She finished 13th on that occasion but has since had a couple of encouraging outings at the Curragh and Newmarket.

The daughter of Wootton Bassett was third in the Group Three Grangecon Stud Stakes in Ireland before achieving the same result at Headquarters in the Group Two Duchess Of Cambridge Stakes.

Trainer Ken Condon has now stepped her up in trip and is relishing the return to Newmarket in the Sweet Solera Stakes.

"Our filly will be stepping up to seven furlongs on Saturday, but the way she's finished her last two races is very encouraging," he said. "If there's a bit of ease in the ground I think that would suit her.

"The ground was just too quick for her in Ascot, but she did well physically after that to come out fairly quickly and ran a good race behind Clemmie at the Curragh.

"We felt it was an improved performance again at Newmarket and obviously the form looks very good."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Neil Foster is an experienced journalist who specialises in cricket and rugby union. Neil also has a solid knowledge of tennis, golf and football.

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