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Beckett colt on course for Listed Sir Henry Cecil Stakes

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Ralph Beckett has identified the Edmondson Hall Solicitors Sir Henry Cecil Stakes at Newmarket as the most logical target for Biometric.

The Andover trainer has earmarked stepping the Khalid Abdullah-owned three-year-old up in class for shot at the mile Listed contest on Thursday week.

Losing his unbeaten record when denied a hat-trick on his penultimate start, the Bated Breath colt bounced back to winning ways when denying Frankie Dettori a five-timer on the Thursday of Royal Ascot by consigning Turgenev to the runner-up’s spot in the Britannia Stakes.

Beckett said: “He is most likely to go to Newmarket for the Sir Henry Cecil Stakes – that is the plan at the moment. It is the obvious race for him. He came out of Ascot well, and I’d be keen on that idea.

“It was a good effort, and I thought he was still learning on the job as well. At half-way he was off it and behind the bridle, and it didn’t look like he was going to get anywhere. The further he went into the race, the stronger it got for him.

“I’d say he has got a mark where we have to run in a stakes race now. It’s the right spot for him. I think it is likely that a mile is as far as he will want to go.”

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