Two former winners are in the running to line up in the Betfred Hungerford Stakes at Newbury Racecourse on Saturday.
Last year’s champion Richard Pankhurst and 2014 winner Breton Rock are among 22 entries to go forward for the £150,000 race, the feature event on Betfred Ladies Day.
Richard Pankhurst is one of four horses in the mix for trainer John Gosden, alongside recent G3 runner up Eternally, and Nathra and Daban, a pair of G3-winning fillies owned by Abdullah Saeed Al Naboodah.
Bruce Raymond, racing manager for Mr Al Naboodah, said: “Nathra and Daban have been left in the Betfred Hungerford Stakes and John will make a decision later in the week.
“I think you can put a line through Nathra’s run at Ascot (where she was sixth). It was a first run for a long time and she got boxed in and had nowhere to go. Daban is in good form and working nicely.”
As well as the Hungerford Stakes, Saturday’s racing will include the £60,000 G3 Betfred Geoffrey Freer Stakes and the £25,500 Listed Denford Stakes.
There is also the August Afternoon Racing Day at Newbury tomorrow.