Eve Lodge has Guineas potential says Charlie Fellowes

Charlie Fellowes' flying filly Eve Lodge may go to either the English or French Guineas and may have a prep run at Newbury before.

Promising filly Eve Lodge could take on the Dubai Duty Free Stakes at Newbury to guage her Guineas prospects.

Trainer Charlie Fellows is plotting a course to the Guineas but that may mean the French rather than the English version.

"Eve Lodge is really well. She has had a good winter and a clear spring so far and the plan is to probably start her off in either the Nell Gywn or the Fred Darling, with a view to stretching out over a mile," he said.

"She's got a Guineas entry and she's also entered in the French Guineas. My gut feeling is if she is good enough to run in a Guineas, the French Guineas might suit her better because you get more cut in the ground and a sharper track round a bend might suit her best.

"She looks great, she's where we want her and ideally I'd like to run her in the Fred Darling."

Eve Lodge hasn't run the mile 1000 Guineas distance yet, having been campaigned mainly as a sprinter.

Meanwhile, Fellowes is putting plenty of stock in talented sprinter Vadream with the Platinum Jubilee Stakes at Royal Ascot the gleaming target for the four-year-old.

"She is doing great. She had a really hard year last year so rather than cast our eye abroad, we decided to give her a proper holiday and freshen her up for this year," said the Newmarket handler.

"Because she won the Bengough at the end of last year, she carries a Group Three penalty at the moment and there aren't a multitude of options for her until either York for the Duke of York or possibly we might look at the Group Two Greenlands Stakes at the Curragh in the second half of May.

"If the ground came up soft at York I'd be happy to head up there, but if it was quick ground I'd be worried that six furlongs might be on the sharp side for her. We might look at going to Ireland where it might just suit her a bit better. She loves a bit of dig in the ground and it might be a nice starting place and then hopefully from there all the nice sprints after that.

"She could go over there and then to Royal Ascot for the Platinum Jubilee."

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