Mo Celita eyeing up Prix de l’Abbaye run

Mo Celita is being pointed towards the Qatar Prix de l’Abbaye at Longchamp in October following her success at Deauville earlier this month.

September's five-furlong Group Three Qatar Prix du Petit Couvert or the five-and-a-half furlong Arran Scottish Sprint EBF Fillies' Stakes - at Longchamp and Ayr respectively - are likely to be the first stops for the three-year-old daughter of Camacho.

It was only four months ago that the Adrian Nicholls-trained filly failed to attract a bid when landing a narrow success in selling company at Leicester. This took place on her British and stable debut.

She then won her next four outings, which also included a step up in class and being bought by David Redvers and David Howden.

Mo Celita has also proven adept on a range of ground - from heavy to good to firm - and over distances of five and six furlongs.

"She's in good form. She's come out of her Deauville race very well. I'm very happy with her," Nicholls said.

"There are a couple of races coming up - one in France she's entered for, the Prix du Petit Couvert on Arc trials day. I won that when I was riding.

"There's a race at Ayr at a similar time. She'll get an entry for that. The long-term target at the moment is the Abbaye."

On the ground, Nicholls continued: "She's not massively ground dependent - she's just doesn't want it fast.

"You're kind of edging towards France for that bit better ground. It's usually on the soft side at Ayr as well, but we're just playing it by ear.

"Mr Redvers and Mr Howden are looking at going to the Abbaye as the main aim if all goes to plan.

"It's a dream come true. She's looks to be still improving, so it's onwards and upwards with her."

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