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Jockey Rab Havlin backs John Gosden's Angel's Hideaway to be a good each way bet in 1000 Guineas at Newmarket




Jockey Rab Havlin believes Angel’s Hideaway has a ‘good each way chance’ in Sunday’s 1000 Guineas, providing that she is able to get the trip.

Havlin was on board the John Gosden-trained daughter of Dark Angel as she finished third in last month’s Group 3 Lanwades Stud Nell Gwyn Stakes behind Roger Varian’s duo of Qabala and Mot Juste, both of whom will also take their places in the Rowley Mile Classic.

It was a performance that pleased Havlin, who despite being unsure as to whether or not she will last a mile, feels the Cheveley Park Stud-owned filly could benefit from it being a wide open renewal.

Newmarket racing Angels Hideaway Picture by Mark Westley. (9477041)
Newmarket racing Angels Hideaway Picture by Mark Westley. (9477041)

“I was very pleased with the performance and maybe with a little bit more luck it could have been different,” he said.

“It felt as though she had a good bit left on the line and when I rode her this morning (Wednesday) she felt fresh.

“You never know until you do it but we are hoping she stays and if she does she is a good each way chance, like my ride Azano in the 2000 Guineas.

“It does not feel like there is a real standout horse this year and that really opens thing up.

“She will need to stay first and foremost and get that bit of luck, and if she does anything is possible.”

Meanwhile, Bury Road-based Varian has confirmed that David Egan will be in 11/4 favourite Qabala’s saddle on Sunday.

The 2017 Stobart Apprentice Jockey Champion piloted the daughter of Scat Daddy to victory in the Nell Gwyn, while the ride on Mot Juste has gone to William Buick as Andrea Atzeni serves a suspension for misuse of the whip during the Craven Meeting.



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