Racing: Cape Verdi returns in Falmouth

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CAPE VERDI is ready to make her comeback at the Newmarket July meeting. The Godolphin filly will make her first appearance since disappointing in last year's Derby in the Falmouth Stakes on Wednesday.

Cape Verdi was sidelined after it was discovered she had sustained a hairline fracture of her hind pastern before she was due to run in the Sussex Stakes.

Connections will wait to see whether Cape Verdi has retained the form that saw her win last year's 1,000 Guineas before mapping out a campaign for the filly. "We're very happy with her and she's in good form," said Godolphin racing manager Simon Crisford. "She's never been out of training and this race will tell us where to go next with her."

Gary Stevens is on standby to ride Cape Verdi should Frankie Dettori fail in his appeal on Monday against the suspensions he picked up at the Curragh last weekend. A maximum of 10 will take on Cape Verdi. Her toughest rival is likely to be the Geoff Wragg-trained Balisada, who won the Coronation Stakes at Royal Ascot last month.