Racing: Suez accelerates towards first rank of Guineas betting

Despite all the attention at Salisbury yesterday being centred on Kieren Fallon, Suez managed to turn a few heads in her direction in winning the Dick Poole Stakes. Both bookmakers and punters took notice of her eye-catching display and her 1,000 Guineas odds were cut to 14-1 from 25-1 by Coral.

Despite all the attention at Salisbury yesterday being centred on Kieren Fallon, Suez managed to turn a few heads in her direction in winning the Dick Poole Stakes. Both bookmakers and punters took notice of her eye-catching display and her 1,000 Guineas odds were cut to 14-1 from 25-1 by Coral.

The Michael Jarvis-trained filly, 8-11 favourite for yesterday's task after her debut success at Goodwood, stood out in the paddock and was totally dominant in the £32,500 contest, powering two and a half lengths clear of Castelletto.

Jarvis has earmarked the Cheveley Park Stakes at Newmarket as a final 2004 outing for Suez, but is in a quandary over her prospects of getting the Guineas mile next spring.

The Kremlin House trainer said: "She has a great attitude for the job and she could get a mile, but with her blistering speed it must be questionable whether she can maintain that for eight furlongs."

Jarvis, who took charge of Suez in a consignment of a dozen yearlings from owner Sheikh Mohammed, added: "She's a very good filly, but how far she'll stay remains to be seen. All I know for certain is that she'll run in the Cheveley Park and that will be her only other race this year."

Jarvis has his two-year-old team in hot form and Donyana landed a decisive success over Miss The Boat in the first division of the maiden fillies' stakes.

Donyana merely outstayed her rivals, and her trainer said: "She is all right but lacks a turn of foot and is certainly not in the same league as Suez."

Aidan O'Brien's One Cool Cat tops 19 declarations for tomorrow's Stanleybet Sprint Cup at Haydock. Chris Wall will let Ashdown Express take his chance if the weather stays dry.

Stanleybet Sprint Cup: (Haydock, tomorrow) Coral: 11-4 (from 7-2) One Cool Cat, 4-1 Somnus, 7-1 Frizzante, 10-1 Patavellian, 12-1 Tante Rose, 14-1 Airwave, Monsieur Bond, Orientor, 16-1 Ashdown Express, Bahamian Pirate, 18-1 Royal Millennium, 20-1 others.

1,000 Guineas: (Newmarket, May 2005) Coral: 8-1 Damson, 10-1 Divine Proportions, 14-1 (from 25-1) Suez, 16-1 Soar, 20-1 Quickfire, Silk And Scarlet, 25-1 others.

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