Sleepytime caught napping

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Sleepytime is beginning to be found in as many pockets as the Artful Dodger, writes Richard Edmondson. Henry Cecil's filly suffered another dreadful passage in the Fred Darling Stakes at Newbury yesterday and surrendered her position as favourite for the 1,000 Guineas.

Sleepytime, also blocked in during the Fillies' Mile at Ascot last September, is out to 5-1 for the Guineas with Ladbrokes, who have promoted Pas De Reponse to 7-2. Paul Cole's Dance Parade won yesterday's race, with Sleepytime fourth. "If I'd been able to get out earlier she would have won." Kieren Fallon, her jockey, said.