Racing: `Stiff' Labeq doubtful

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Labeq, a well-backed favourite for Saturday's Cambridgeshire Handicap, is now a doubtful runner. The colt's trainer Peter Walwyn said last night: "Labeq worked yesterday and looked like a bird, but he was a bit stiff this morning."

The three-year-old was forced to pull out of his Cambridgeshire warm- up at Kempton early last week after pulling a muscle in front of the stifle.

The all-clear was given yesterday, however, for My Emma to run in the Arc on Sunday. The four-year-old's participation had been put in jeopardy when she slipped and banged herself earlier this month. But trainer Rae Guest said: "She worked well this morning.''