Main Desire on target for York return following leg injury

Michael Bell sets sights on the Westow Stakes after filly makes full recovery

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Main Desire is on course to return to action at York’s Dante meeting later this month.

Trained by Michael Bell, the High Chaparral filly won her first two starts including a Listed race and was one of the ante-post favourites for the Queen Mary at Royal Ascot.

Unfortunately she fractured a cannon bone in the lead up to the big meeting, but she has made a full recovery and is nearing a comeback.

“She’s going to run at York, a five-furlong Listed race for three-year-olds (Westow Stakes on May 17),” said Bell.

“That has been her target since she came back into training earlier this year.

“She worked well yesterday and we’re excited about her.

“I think it’s possible she’ll get six furlongs but she’s a bit of a freak really as she’s by High Chaparral and yet she’s a sprinter, which is unusual.

“Obviously if all goes according to plan, she’ll run at Ascot in either the Commonwealth Cup against the three-year-olds or in the King’s Stand over five if that looks like being her optimum.

“We’re hoping she’s going to be a classy sprinter.”

Main Desire on target for York return following leg injury
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