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Wednesday meetings draw 537 entries with top Oaks prospect set for Classic Trial

Top prospects Born With Pride and Hypothetical star in Classic Trial entries

Kempton: hosts the Classic Trial on June 3
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A total of 17 entries were made for the first Group race due to be held in Britain following the coronavirus pandemic, with some of the season's best three-year-old prospects entered in the Classic Trial Stakes (2.45) at Kempton on Wednesday.

The Group 3, moved from Sandown, has been a springboard for many top performers including Fantastic Light and Sakhee, while Bangkok and Technician emerged from the race last season.

This year's line-up could include the highly touted William Haggas-trained Born With Pride, as short as 8-1 for the Investec Oaks after winning a Listed race on her debut.

Haggas said: "The Classic Trial is where we're thinking of going at the moment. I haven't seen the entries yet. She's fine and is doing well but we're all playing catch-up a bit. It'll be good to get her going and find out where we are with her.

"The step up in trip will suit her; let's hope the step up in class will as well."

The John Gosden-trained Hypothetical is another to watch. He made a huge impression with a five-length debut win and Frankie Dettori is booked aboard the 33-1 Derby hopeful.

Kempton's entries on Wednesday

First-time-out winners Bright Melody, Cepheus and Yes My Boy also feature while Max Vega, an impressive winner at Group level as a two-year-old, is another one to note.

Kempton's fixture also features the EBF Snowdrop Fillies' Stakes (3.45) in which dual Grade 1 heroine Billesdon Brook is the big-name entry. Regular jockey Sean Levey is booked for the ride.

The 1,000 Guineas winner from 2018 could take on top mares Lavender's Blue, Audarya, Scentasia and Nazeef.

Yarmouth: attracted 256 entries for Wednesday's ten-race card

There is a total of 281 entries at Kempton across the nine races, while Wednesday's afternoon card at Yarmouth has attracted 256 entries over ten races, making for a total of 537 entries for the two meetings.

At Yarmouth, a whopping 52 entries were made for a three-year-old novice stakes while the only race for juveniles on Wednesday – a five-furlong novice auction contest – received 33 entries.

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The step up in trip will suit her; let's hope the step up in class will as well
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