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UK preview Sunday

JOHN GOSDEN

First In Line made a satisfactory return at Newmarket earlier this month and can step up on that in the Betway Fred Archer Stakes on Sunday.

The four-year-old is a half-brother to leading Oaks fancy Frankly Darling and while smart enough, he certainly was not a Classic contender last year.

Bur he did prove decent at a lower level, making progress through the ranks to end the year on a mark of 108 with three wins and a couple of places to his credit.

John Gosden felt suitably emboldened to pitch him into Listed company on his first outing this year – and the decision very nearly paid dividends as he was beaten under three lengths in the Buckhounds Stakes.

The winner, Dashing Willoughby, got a cracking ride from the front and First In Line could not reel him in after racing a little keenly early on.

The run should have put an edge on the Gosden runner and while longer trips look as though they could be more his forte, First In Line could have been well placed for victory here.

Kadupul impressed with her debut victory at Yarmouth and should be in the shake up in the Betway Empress Fillies’ Stakes.

William Haggas bypassed Royal Ascot with this daughter of Dark Angel, but Yarmouth runner-up Willabell was not disgraced at the main meeting, finishing sixth behind Dandalla.

Kadupul took a bit of time to really get rolling at Yarmouth, so improvement is expected from that short-head verdict.

Power Of Darkness won his final two starts last year and can pick up where he left off in the Betway Casino Handicap.

Beaten in his first couple of outings, he found the winning groove at Salisbury last June before going on to strike gold on the Shergar Cup card at Ascot in August.

A cosy length winner, the handicapper put him 2kg but he looked good value for the distance and can chart higher in due course.

Fleeting Prince sidestepped last week’s Jersey Stakes over 1400m and it is interesting he instead tackles the 1200m Bombardier Golden Beer Carnarvon Stakes at Windsor.

He ran an eye-catching fourth in a Commonwealth Cup trial at Newcastle at the start of the month, beaten 2.25 lengths by winner Dubai Station.

Fleeting Prince was slowly away but still put up a good show, despite having plenty to find on the official ratings.

This Listed contest looks an easier test on paper for Fleeting Prince.

Stormy Antarctic is another who is eased in class for the Listed Bombardier British Hopped Amber Beer Midsummer Stakes.

He has been an admirable international campaigner for Ed Walker and showed he can still cut it at a reasonable level in Britain when fourth in the Diomed at Newbury a couple of weeks ago.

Saddled with a penalty, he was far from disgraced behind Century Dream and he is favoured by the conditions of this race.

King Fairy had no answer to Lord Campari at Newbury on his racecourse bow earlier this month, but should find the Join RacingTV Now Maiden Stakes an easier task.

Beaten nearly 10 lengths by a striking winner, King Fairy can put lessons learned there to good use now.

Magical returns in the Group 1 feature at the Curragh, the Alwasmiyah Pretty Polly Stakes.

A multiple top-level winner for Aidan O’Brien and a regular adversary of the mighty Enable, she was initially retired at the end of last season but the decision to return to training can pay dividends.

Make A Challenge makes a swift return after a bloodless success at Naas last week and should be on top form for the Weatherbys Greenlands Stakes. – Press Association

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