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Bonfire to light up Chester

Wed, 18 April 2012
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Andrew Balding's exciting prospect Bonfire will reappear in the Addleshaw Goddard Dee Stakes at Chester on May 11.

Owned by Highclere Thoroughbred Racing, the Manduro colt won a Salisbury maiden in good style on his debut and stepped up markedly on that to finish a close third in the Group One Criterium International at Saint Cloud. He held entries at Newmarket and Newbury this week but a dirty scope has delayed his return.

A statement on www.highclere.co.uk read: "Bonfire is likely to have his first start as a three-year-old in the Dee Stakes (Group Three) at Chester on Friday 11th May."

It went on: "Bonfire has progressed well over the winter and was due to take part in the Tattersalls Millions 3-Y-O Trophy this week, but has been ruled out following a cloudy scope.

"Andrew Balding is confident that the horse will be spot on for the Derby trial at Chester."

Bloodstock Al: RT @WatershipStud: Claba Di San Jore folaed a colt by Dubawi last night http://t.co/yhO4fLExL4
Bloodstock Al: RT @DanBriden: @bloodstock_al I put this together yesterday - 1000 Guineas winners (1990-2008) at stud. http://t.co/YxkDBh6zk7
Bloodstock Al: @DanBriden Interesting read- as you say successful mares are the exception to the rule; shame about Kazzia as her record is as good as any.
Bloodstock Al: RT @EquilineT: Shamkala (f.2011)(Pivotal - Shamakiya x Intikhab) easy win in Prix des Tertres (10f.) at Longchamp < http://t.co/gZUSuQKQBl