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Fahey happy with star colt's Lingfield workout

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Meydan might have been the most likely place to pick up clues for the Dubai World Cup card on Saturday, but early-bird racegoers at Lingfield were treated to a glimpse of Dubai Turf-bound Ribchester, who worked before racing.

Lingfield is hardly a stone's throw from Richard Fahey's North Yorkshire base, but the trainer was keen to test him left-handed before his big-race assignment.

Fahey explained: "He's never been that way before, and Lingfield seemed the ideal place to do it. He worked seven and a half furlongs with two other horses and we're happy with him.

"He heads out on March 18 and that will give us a chance to get the freshness out of him."

Ribchester is vying for favouritism with Zarak at around 3-1 for the 1m1f Group 1 and Fahey is delighted with his condition.

He added: "Physically he's done well. He's got a lot stronger, which we always felt he would, and he's more mature too. We're delighted with him."

He's never been that way before, and Lingfield seemed the ideal place to do it

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