McBride seeking solace at Redcar

Charlie McBride hopes to give Spiritual Lady a stalls test during the Cambridgeshire meeting at Newmarket ahead of a possible tilt at the totepool Two-Year-Old Trophy Stakes at Redcar.

Charlie McBride, trainer of Spiritual Lady.

The daughter of Pastoral Pursuits was withdrawn from the Weatherbys Hamilton £300,000 2-Y-O Stakes at Doncaster, which she was vying for favouritism for, after playing up in the stalls.

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With the two-year-old now required by the British Horseracing Authority to undergo a test before her next start the Newmarket handler is hoping he can take her to the Rowley Mile on Friday.

McBride said: "We are just gutted. The filly got upset in the stalls, but she is fine. She never has done that before and I don't think it will happen in the future.

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"I put her in the stalls on the gallops this week and she stood there with no problems. She is still in the Redcar race and I think we will go there, but she has got to have a stalls test first.

"Hopefully we will do that at Newmarket if we are allowed to."

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