Quiet Reflection is set for an assault on the July Cup at Newmarket
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By alex wiltshire 4:30PM 27 JUN 2016
QUIET REFLECTION is pleasing trainer Karl Burke in her homework with the July Cup now locked in as the next target for the talented three-year-old.
The Sandy Lane Stakes winner was last seen striding clear of the field to win the Commonwealth Cup at Ascot, taking her record to six wins from seven starts.
Burke initially had the intention of giving his star filly a rest following that performance but she has shown plenty at home and will now be allowed the chance to emulate Muhaarar, who claimed the Newmarket feature after victory in the same Royal Ascot race 12 months ago.
“She’s come out of the race very well and did her first bit of work nicely last week,” he said.
“I had initially felt she would be best put away for Haydock [Sprint Cup], but she’s in such good order that we have decided to keep her going for next week’s July Cup at Newmarket before giving her a break.”
It will be the first time the three-year-old will take on older horses and conditions at Newmarket are likely to be faster than ideal for the daugther of Showcasing but Burke feels she merits taking her chance.
“I don’t know how she’ll fare against her elders, but we know she’s the best of her generation so we have to go there very hopeful,” he said.
“The only worry would be quick ground and if it’s too firm she won’t run. I’m very happy with her.”
Quiet Reflection is currently an 8-1 chance for the Group 1 sprint, behind 5-1 market favourite and Diamond Jubilee Stakes winner Twilight Son and the fourth from that race Magical Memory, who is a best priced 6-1.
Kachy heads market for Coral Charge
Kachy, who finished a length behind Quiet Reflection when finishing second in the Commonwealth Cup at Ascot, has been installed as the 5-1 market favourite when he drops back to five furlongs for the Coral Charge at Sandown on Saturday.
He his ahead of Wokingham Stakes first and second Outback Traveller and Brando, who are both priced at 6-1 for the Group 3 contest.
Read more from Karl Burke only in this week’s Racing & Football Outlook, where he also gives details on Firebreak, an intended runner at Sandown on Saturday.