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'Ninjago a tough nut to crack'.

and ran really well the other day at Ascot, but has been punished by the handicapper for finishing fourth. He's running very well but will have to run a very good race to win."

David Simcock, trainer of Midnight Flower "She's very game, and getting quicker and better with each race. Any rain would be a concern." Clive Brittain, trainer of Shafaani "He's very well handicapped and in good form. I'm expecting a very good run and I'm hopeful about his chance."

Joe O'Gorman, assistant to Kevin Ryan, trainer of Can You Conga "He ran a cracking race at Ascot last time out and is good form. There is some good prize-money on offer and we're hopeful he can run a good race."

Tom Park 2.55 Newmarket 32Red Supports Racing Welfare Stakes (Handicap) 6f C4/RUK Card page 61 NINJAGO bids to bounce back to winning ways after running well in defeat since his last success in a Listed race at Ascot in May.

The Richard Hannon-trained colt won four of his first six starts but since that Ascot win he has run in another Listed event, a group 3 and two competitive handicaps.

Ninjago was a respectable eighth in the group 3 Jersey Stakes at Royal Ascot before running fourth at Newmarket and then being beaten just three and a half lengths into fifth in the Stewards' Cup.

Ryan doing the Conga Trainer Kevin Ryan won this last year with Hamza and is represented by Can You Conga, who finished second behind Red Refraction at Ascot last time.

Rocky ready to rumble Rocky ground has not been seen since finishing 18th of 19 at York nearly 12 months ago, but the Roger Varian-trained colt could well improve as a three-year-old. He boasted some decent form at two, when beaten just a head by ollie olga, who went on to beat Sky Lantern in her next race in a group 3 at goodwood.

VVWHAT they say Richard Hannon, trainer of Ninjago "He ran a cracking race for a three-year-old to finish fifth in the Stewards' Cup. Back against his own age group, he'll be a tough nut to crack."

Mick Channon, trainer of Chilworth Icon "He has a good chance of a place
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Publication:The Racing Post (London, England)
Date:Aug 17, 2013
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