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Integral Confirmed For Lockinge
The UK's Cheveley Park Stud and Australia's Cornerstone Stud will be hoping top-class mare Integral can continue its excellent record in the Gr1 Lockinge Stakes (1600m) at Newbury on Saturday, reports Sky Sports. The Newmarket-based thoroughbred breeding and racing operation has enjoyed plenty of success in the one-mile showpiece, winning with Scottish Reel way in 1986 and, in more recent times, with Medicean (2001), Russian Rhythm (2004), Peeress (2006) and Virtual (2009). The Sir Michael Stoute-trained 5YO had a stellar 2014 season winning both the Gr1 Falmouth Stakes and Gr1 Sun Chariot Stakes. That was against her own sex, and this weekend she will bid to another top-flight success against the boys. "All being well, she'll be there and taking on some mighty strong boys," said Chris Richardson, Cheveley Park Stud managing director. "She was a phenomenal race filly last year. We may as well go there for her early-season target and we can decide where we go from there." He added, "She's still not an overly robust filly, but she has done physically well and has strengthened a little bit. Sir Michael seems happy enough with her progress over the winter, so fingers crossed she can run respectively." The beautifully bred Integral, who is by Cornerstone Stud shuttler Dalakhani out of Cheveley Park Stud's brilliant Gr1 winner Echelon, has won 6 of her 11 starts hitherto for £451,061 prize money.