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Quiet Reflection | Racing Post

One of the year’s forgotten horses, Quiet Reflection (GB) (Showcasing {GB}), stages her eagerly-awaited comeback in Sunday’s G3 Renaissance S. at Naas. Last year’s G1 Commonwealth Cup and G1 Haydock Sprint Cup winner was 10th on her seasonal bow in the five-furlong G2 Temple S. at Haydock on May 27, but trainer Karl Burke is happy he has her back near her best as she is geared to the G1 Qipco British Champions Sprint at Ascot on Oct. 21. “I’ve been away at the sales most of the week, but I saw her have her last canter before she left the yard on Friday morning and she looked fantastic,” he said. “She moved great and looking at her physically, I couldn’t be happier with her going into the race. She will improve for the run, fitness-wise, but I’m excited to run her and I’m confident she retains all of her ability. I just want to see her run her race and if she gets beat for lack of fitness then so be it.”

Ryan Moore is on the surprise G2 Flying Five runner-up Alphabet (GB) (Lawman {Fr}), who was only a length behind Caravaggio (Scat Daddy) in that five-furlong Curragh dash on Sept. 10, while the July 1 Listed Dubai Duty Free Dash S. and July 26 Listed Yeomanstown Stud Dark Angel EBF S. winner Only Mine (Ire) (Pour Moi {Ire}) adds another string to the fillies’ bow. “We’re a bit concerned about the ground,” her trainer Joseph Murphy said. “She doesn’t mind an ease in it, but the one time she ran in heavy ground before she couldn’t use her speed. But it’s the end of the season and it’s a Group 3 at home, so we’ll give it a go and see what happens. She’s in the big sprint at Ascot, but we’ll see how we go on Sunday before making any plans.”

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