Lumiere takes Newmarket challenge

Lumiere returns to the scene of her most notable success at Newmarket on Friday in the Dubai Challenge Stakes.

Lumiere: Runs at Newmarket on Friday

Having claimed the Cheveley Park Stakes at the track last year, the Mark Johnston-trained three-year-old bids to register a second win of the campaign on her first start at the Rowley Mile since finishing down field in the 1000 Guineas.

Aidan O'Brien, seeking a first win in the race, relies on the chances of recent Joel Stakes winner Cougar Mountain, while the William Haggas-trained Tasleet will make his first start since winning the Greenham Stakes on his seasonal bow at Chelmsford in April.

Aclaim, from the yard of Martyn Meade, and the Mick Channon-trained Opal Tiara both step up in grade in the bid to complete hat-tricks, having been successful at Listed and Group Three level respectively on their latest starts.

The John Gosden-trained Richard Pankhurst is on a recovery mission after turning in a below-par effort in the Park Stakes at Doncaster, while Roger Varian's Certificate makes a quick reappearance after finishing second in a Listed prize at Redcar on Saturday.

The field is completed by four-times Newmarket winner Gifted Master (Hugo Palmer), Code Red (William Muir), Jallota (Charlie Hills), So Beloved (David O'Meara) and First Selection (Simon Crisford).

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