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Charlton hoping for dry weather for Fifteen Love

ROGER CHARLTON is hoping for a couple of dry weeks to allow Fifteen Love to take his chance in the Cambridgeshire at Newmarket.

The three-year-old is enjoying a lucrative campaign having won the Britannia Stakes at Royal Ascot and the even more valuable Totesport Mile at Glorious Goodwood. He was slightly disappointing when upped to Group company in Turkey last time and Charlton is praying for fast conditions at Headquarters on October 4.

"He is a possible for the Cambridgeshire but he is a fast-ground horse," Charlton told At The Races.

"We are going to have to see what the weather is doing nearer the time and then make a decision.

"At this stage, I would say it is 50-50 whether he will run."

Charlton is looking forward to testing the water in Group company with Cityscape following his hugely impressive victory at Salisbury this month.

The Selkirk colt was second in what looked a hot race at Newmarket on his debut and confirmed that promise when putting his rivals to the sword by nine lengths and more on his latest outing.


Again the form of that event appears to be working out well and Charlton is eyeing a step up in grade in the near future.

"He was second first time up and his Salisbury race is looking good now," said Charlton.

"The horse that was third, beaten 13 lengths , won well at Chester on Saturday and is now rated 84 by the handicapper, so that puts us up with the best two-year-olds in England at the moment.

"He is a possible for the Group 2 Royal Lodge at Ascot or the Group 3 Autumn Stakes at the same track, so wewill have to see where we decide to go."                                                           

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