Racing: Rain needed for Risky to run

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The Independent Online
FAST GROUND may force Risky to bypass the pounds 100,000 Super Sales Sprint Trophy at Newbury on Saturday, for which she would be sure to start favourite. Richard Hannon's five-length winner of the Queen Mary Stakes at Royal Ascot is favoured by the race conditions - only horses bought at the Tattersalls or Doncaster Sales for 30,000gns or less are eligible - but needs some cut to show her best form. If the going at Newbury remains good to firm, Risky may run instead in the Group Two Prix Robert Papin at Maisons-Laffitte the following day. In her absence, Hannon would still hold a strong hand, with Pommes Frites and Bid For Blue possible opponents for the Norfolk Stakes winner, Turtle Island.

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