Kiyoshi: likely to join Vorda in Saturday's Group 1 Cheveley Park StakesPICTURE: Mark Cranham (racingpost.com/photos)
Sogorb 'incredibly happy' with Cheveley shot Vorda
THE trainer of French raider Vorda, favourite for Saturday's Connolly's Red Mills Cheveley Park Stakes, declared himself "incredibly happy" with his filly before Saturday's race at Newmarket.
The 7-4 shot, trained by former jockey Philippe Sogorb, won Listed and Group 2 races before finishing a length adrift the brilliant Norfolk Stakes winner No Nay Never when the pair clashed in the Group 1 Prix Morny last month.
"I am very excited. Vorda did her last piece of work on Tuesday morning and I am incredibly happy with her," Sogorb said on Tuesday.
"She will travel by horsebox and will arrive in Newmarket at lunchtime on Friday. I am told that the ground is likely to be good and that will be perfect for her. She goes on anything but I would be a bit worried if it came up very soft.”
The Cheveley Park field was significantly weakened on Tuesday after Rizeena and Lucky Kristale were revealed to be unlikely participants.
However, Qatar Racing's Albany Stakes winner Kiyoshi is a probable runner despite an alternative engagement, according to the owner's racing manager David Redvers.
"Kiyoshi is entered in both the Cheveley Park and Friday’s Fillies' Mile and, although the final decision has yet to be made, I have a strong inkling that we will choose the Cheveley Park," said Redvers.
"For her, everything is working back from our desire to run in next year’s Qipco 1,000 Guineas, and the Cheveley Park looks to be the best fit for her in that respect."
Paddy Power make Kiyoshi 2-1 second favourite.