Henri-Francois Devin has high hopes for Hunaina at Lingfield

Hat-trick-seeking four-year-old runs in Chartwell Fillies’ Stakes

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Henri-Francois Devin is looking forward to seeing if Hunaina can show her high-class all-weather form on turf in the Betfred “Supports Jack Berry House” Chartwell Fillies’ Stakes at Lingfield on Saturday.

Formerly trained in Ireland by Mick Halford, Hunaina has won twice from three starts since moving to France, most recently providing her fledgling trainer with a first winner in Britain in the Snowdrop Fillies’ Stakes at Kempton.

She crosses the Channel once more for this seven-furlong Group Three.

Devin said: “She’s really well and came out of her last race very well.

“It will be interesting to see if she can transfer her form on the Polytrack to the grass. If she does, I hope she will run well.

“I would prefer to be running over a mile, rather than seven furlongs, but it’s a Group Three and we’ll do our best.

“I hope she can pick up some more black type and if she wins we’ll be delighted.”

One Master makes her seasonal reappearance for William Haggas.

The daughter of Fastnet Rock has won two of her three starts to date, including a Listed prize at Ascot, and will be ridden by Ryan Moore for the first time.

“She’s a lovely filly and she’s in good form and ready to start,” said Haggas.

“It’s never easy going into a Group race, but she’s entitled to go and we think she’ll be campaigning in Group races this season.

“We’re looking forward to getting her started.”

The Richard Hannon-trained three-year-old Tajaanus takes on her elders for the first time after finishing second in the Fred Darling at Newbury.

David O’Meara’s Lincoln Rocks, Tomyris from Roger Varian’s yard and the Jeremy Noseda-trained La Figlia also feature in a nine-strong field.

Henri-Francois Devin has high hopes for Hunaina at Lingfield
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