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Limato supplemented for Nunthorpe at York

13 Aug 2016

Superb July Cup winner will attempt to shine over five furlongs in York showpiece

Limato Lockinge

Limato was a superb winner of the July Cup at Newmarket. Picture:

Limato is one of three supplementary entries for the Coolmore Nunthorpe Stakes at York on Friday, the fourth leg in the Sprint category of the QIPCO British Champions Series..

Connections of the Henry Candy-trained July Cup winner have paid the £30,000 fee to add their runner to the five-furlong Group 1 feature following his dazzling Newmarket victory.

Charlie Hills’ in-form, and in-foal, filly Silver Rainbow is another addition to the field along with Mark Johnston’s juvenile Yalta, who landed the Molecomb at Goodwood last time.

Johnston has another two-year-old contender and Goodwood second The Last Lion still in the mix, with the pair getting a huge weight advantage over their older rivals.

Twenty-two horses remain in contention, headed by last year’s winner Mecca’s Angel, who is one of two possibles for Michael Dods along with Easton Angel.

King’s Stand winner Profitable is a leading challenge for Clive Cox with Robert Cowell having the pick of four in Goldream, Spirit Quartz, Iffranesia and two-year-old Prince Of Lir.

Aidan O’Brien’s Washington DC and the Edward Lynam-trained Sole Power, who is a previous Nunthorpe winner, could fly the flag for Ireland. The latter landed the Nunthorpe back in 2010.

Goken, Brando, Cotai Glory, Danzeno, Muthmir, Out Do, Pearl Secret, Take Cover and Thesme complete the possibles.