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grand race for duke; Fahey's Supplicant can bring bookies to their knees.

Byline: Garry Owen i.taylor@dailyrecord.co.uk

SIR Henry Cecil relies upon Tickled Pink to give him his first triumph in the Duke of York Stakes tomorrow.

Tickled Pink was supplemented for this six-furlong York contest at a cost of PS7,500 after stepping up from maiden company to Group Three class with an emphatic win in the Abernant at Newmarket last month. The four-year-old filly is among a high-quality field of 18.

Heading the list are Group One winners Gordon Lord Byron and James Fanshawe's Society Rock, successful in the Prix de la Foret and Betfred Sprint Cup respectively.

David Nagle's Maarek will also make the trip from Ireland.

Mince made giant strides last term, winning her last four races, and Roger Charlton's filly has topped the ante-post market since the betting opened.

Jim Goldie saddles Jack Dexter and Hawkeyethenoo in what will be a fascinating contest.

Ladbrokes: 11-4 Mince, 4 Tickled Pink, 6 Society Rock, 8 Maarek, 12 Gordon Lord Byron, Swiss Spirit, 16 Hawkeyethenoo, Ladies Are Forever, Lethal Force, Tiddliwinks, 20 bar.

Sir Michael Stoute's filly Liber Nauticus goes on trial for the Oaks in tomorrow's Musidora at York.

The daughter of Azamour won a Goodwood maiden by a length and three-quarters in September and has been considered a Classic contender ever since.

Indigo Lady represents Peter Chapple-Hyam and was third in a French Group Three at the end of last season.

John Gosden's Woodland Aria has a similar profile to Liber Nauticus having picked up a Wolverhampton maiden on her only appearance.

Ladbrokes Oaks: 7-2 Moth, 4 Secret Gesture, 5 Liber Nauticus, 12 Banoffee, 20 bar.

Poor fare in the build up to York but I like Richard Fahey's debutant SUPPLICANT (2.40) at Beverley. A full-brother to the smart Penitent, he could be very useful. He has the best of the draw and Fahey has introduced some nice winning two-year-olds in the last week. This Cheveley Park colt can be another.

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