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Cadeaux drops in grade for confidence booster

RED CADEAUX races outside of Group 1 company for the first time since last summer when he contests the Group 3 Betfred TV Geoffrey Freer Stakes (2.40) at Newbuy on Saturday.

Trained by Ed Dunlop, Red Cadeaux has become an international star over the past three seasons with top performances all over the world including a Group 1 win in Hong Kong and placed efforts in Australia, Dubai and Japan.

A return to Australia is the long-term aim for Red Cadeaux but first he has nine rivals to overcome at Newbury on Saturday.

Dunlop said: "They've had lots of rain at Newbury, which is good news. He has a 6lb penalty to carry but it's a step down in class.

"He's in very good form and the reason I've dropped him in class is because I'd like to give him a confidence-booster before we put him in quarantine to go to Australia."

The Geoffrey Freer Stakes is one of the highlights at Newbury while racing also takes place at Newmarket, Perth, Tramore, Chester, Doncaster, Lingfield, Market Rasen and Ripon.

On an international front, racing takes place at Deauville and at Arlington Park in the US.

Today's pointer
Since 2010, Saeed Bin Suroor is 7-22 (32 per cent +£7.75) with runners in Listed events at Newbury, improving to 2-2 with just two-year-olds. Be Ready looks interesting on that basis in the 2.05.

Pointer provided by Raceform Interactive.

Doncaster: Good, good to firm in places
Lingfield: Turf - good to firm, firm in places; All-weather  - standard
Market Rasen: Good, good to firm in places
Newbury: Good
Newmarket: Good, good to firm in places
Perth: Good to firm
Ripon: Good
Tramore: Yielding

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