La Barrosa Centre Stage On Cambridgeshire Opener

Sheikh Mohammed and Charlie Appleby | Goffs

Newmarket's three-day Cambridgeshire meeting starts on Thursday, with Godolphin's 'TDN Rising Star' La Barrosa (Ire) (Lope de Vega {Ire}) lined up for the card's sole pattern race, the G3 Tattersalls S. Impressive on his winning debut over this seven-furlong trip at Ascot on Sept.  4, the bay is certain to start at cramped odds after two winners have boosted that form.

“La Barrosa produced a very pleasing debut at Ascot and has come out of the race well,” Charlie Appleby said. “We felt that he has shown us enough to merit the step up to pattern company and this should tell us more about his future.”

He meets Middleham Park Racing's Ventura Tormenta (Ire) (Acclamation {GB}), who faces a stiff task under a five-pound penalty for his success in the six-furlong G2 Prix Robert Papin at Chantilly on July 19. Sixth last time in the G2 Flying Childers S. over five at Doncaster on Sept. 11, the versatile bay needs the forecast rain to be light. “We've gone up and down in trip with him a bit, but the guys that ride him think that this trip is what he wants,” trainer Richard Hannon said. “He was the last off the bridle over seven furlongs in a Group 2 on the July Course [when fifth in Superlative S.], so let's hope we have made the right decision. I hope the ground isn't too soft. He has been busy all season and he ran a good race last time out at Doncaster.”

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