Charlie Fellowes has a Vadream for Duke Of York win

The Dante Festival at York starts on Wednesday, May 11 and Charlie Fellowes is sending Vadream and Ejtilaab to the 1895 Duke Of York Clipper Logistics Stakes.

Newmarket trainer Charlie Fellowes is sedning both Vadream and Ejtilaab to the 1895 Duke Of York Clipper Logistics Stakes at York on Wednesday, May 11.

Brazen Beau filly Vadream won the Bengough Stakes at Ascot last season and has earned over £100,000 in prize money.

Fellowes accepts that his four-year-old filly will come on for the race on the opening day of York's Dante Festival, but is nevertheless anticipating a bold showing.

He said: "Vadream had a really hard year in 2021, so she had a well-earned break over the winter.

"She looks a picture. Although this is not the end-goal, she is ready to rock and roll and I would be really disappointed if we don't get a good performance.

"I just hope that she's able to jump out of the gates sharp and get a nice position, because at York I don't think you want to get too far back. But we've got Danny Tudhope on board who's very lucky for me and I'm looking forward to seeing Vadream back on a racetrack."

Ejtilaab won't be wanting for fitness after wintering in the warmer climbs of Dubai and then being flown back for a sucessful return to Britain at Kempton in March.

A fifth in the the Betway All-Weather Sprint Championships Conditions Stakes in April was no disgrace and there could well be more to come from the six-year-old Slade Power gelding

"Ejtilaab has been running over the winter, is race-fit and in great nick," Fellowes added.

"We were pleased with his run at Newcastle on a track that I don't think suits his running style. He likes to go forward, which will suit at York. I think he'll run a big race."

Other top entries for the 1895 Duke Of York Clipper Logistics Stakes include Roger Varian's talented new recruit Drago Symbol, the Owen Burrows-trained Minzaal, Richard Hannon's high-class filly Happy Romance, David Evans' Rohaan, Kevin Ryan's Emaraaty Ana, Charlies Hills' Garris plus Karl Burke's Spycatcher.

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