Racing: Stravinsky tops the Nunthorpe entries

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STRAVINSKY, THE four-length winner of the July Cup over six furlongs at Newmarket last week, will try to extend his domination to a different distance when he attempts five furlongs for the first time in his career in the Nunthorpe Stakes over five furlongs at York on 19 August. Stravinsky heads a list of 37 entries for the Group One race and is one of six entries by his trainer, Aidan O'Brien. The others are Bianconi, Black Rock Desert, Borromini, Lavery and Orpen.

Lochangel, last year's winner, is also entered but there are no entries from Godolphin. However, Sheikh Mohammed could be represented by the John Gosden-trained Bertolini and Lionhearted.

Also entered is Jack Berry's 1998 Norfolk Stakes winner Rosselli, who has been off the course with a tendon injury sustained on the gallops in May. Berry said: "He's back in full work now and I'm very pleased with him. He's very well and on course for the race. I might just look for a little conditions race a week or 10 days before York or I may just give him a racecourse work-out."