Easy ground expected for Sprint Cup

Officials expect conditions to be on the easy side of good for the 32Red Sprint Cup at Haydock on Saturday.

Quiet Reflection: Well backed ahead of the Sprint Cup

Clerk of the course Kirkland Tellwright reported the going to be good on Tuesday, ahead of the three-day fixture that starts on Thursday, but a little rain is forecast at certain times during the week.

"The ground is good. We were dry yesterday and we're dry today. We're forecast a bit of rain tomorrow then it's set to be dry on Thursday when I think we'll be on the easy side of good," he said.

"There are four millimetres of rain forecast on Friday and two on Saturday.

"I think the reality is we're going to be somewhere on the easy side of good all week."

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Those conditions would persuade Irish trainer Joe Murphy to run Only Mine.

The three-year-old filly, who defeated Aidan O'Brien's Washington DC in the Group Three Lacken Stakes at Naas in May, has not raced since finishing third to the Mick Channon-trained Divine in the Ballyogan Stakes at the Curragh at the beginning of June.

"Ground on the easy side of good would suit us," said the County Tipperary handler.

"We'd prefer a bit more rain.

"It's what we're aiming for. We're very happy with her at the moment, but we're just waiting on the a few things before deciding whether to send her.

"If they get the rain tomorrow, we'll discuss it."

Quiet Reflection is the 7-2 favourite with Sky Bet after continuing to be well-backed, while Limato was eased to 9-2.

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