Racing: Shanghai Lily sparks a Fallon feast at Newbury

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Shanghai Lily collected some Classic quotes after gaining a smooth success on her debut at Newbury yesterday as Kieren Fallon notched up four winners at the Berkshire track.

Shanghai Lily collected some Classic quotes after gaining a smooth success on her debut at Newbury yesterday as Kieren Fallon notched up four winners at the Berkshire track.

The two-year-old filly, trained by Sir Michael Stoute, unveiled top-drawer potential when taking the first division of the maiden fillies' stakes. It was the first leg of a four-timer that took Fallon back into the lead in the jockeys' title race.

Shanghai Lily (3-1) was introduced as a 33-1 chance by Coral for next season's 1,000 Guineas, while Paddy Power offer her at 25-1 for both that Classic and the Oaks.

A daughter of Stoute's 2,000 Guineas winner King's Best and bought by Cheveley Park Stud in Ireland last year for €300,000, she led entering the final quarter-mile and quickened away to beat fellow debutante Ruby Wine by four lengths.

Chris Richardson, the racing manager for Cheveley Park Stud, said: "She looked really nice and we're pretty pleased."

* Mary Reveley has announced her retirement after 22 years and 2,011 winners. The Cleveland-based trainer will hand over on 23 August to her son and long-serving assistant, Keith, a month before her 64th birthday.

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