Ken Condon retains faith in Celtic Beauty


Ken Condon considers Celtic Beauty may be a dynamic outsider from the Juddmonte Cheveley Park Stakes at Newmarket this month.
Runner-up to the Roger Varian-trained Daahyeh at the Albany Stakes things haven’t gone to plan to the girl of No Nay Never since.
Condon’s filly disappointed in the Duchess of Cambridge Stakes on her next look – and after she bounced back at Naas, she failed to run up to expectations at the Lowther at York.
Her trainer, however, will be maintaining the beliefs and hopes to get an ease from the ground in Newmarket.
He said:”We were disappointed with her York. She’s run six times and on four occasions we’ve left the races but she is disappointed us along with the denominator has become the floor that is fast.
“She is by No Nay Never, so you would think fast ground is what she wants, but the great thing about this game is there’s no hard and fast rules and she definitely appears to be better on a marginally smoother surface.
“She pulled out of York nicely and has been great since. We did have her as she’s a filly with a lot of speed, however that she would be probably stretched by seven furlongs.
“I think we’ll likely go for the Cheveley Park. She will be an outsider there and she is eligible to be, but we would let her take her opportunity, if the ground came up good to soft or great then.
“We have still got a great deal of faith in this filly and when circumstances are correct at Newmarket, I think she’d run with credit.”
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