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Quick resumption planned for Icon

Updated: Wednesday, 06 Aug 2008 17:49

Jeremy Noseda
Jeremy Noseda

Sixties Icon could be back out again at Newbury on Saturday week following his triumphant return to form in the Group Three Glorious Stakes.

Owner Paul Roy mentioned in the aftermath of last week's Goodwood race about the Breeders' Cup being an option at the end of the year.

The 2006 St Leger winner was also this week entered in the Emirates Melbourne Cup. Sixties Icon could be joined in Australia by Milne Graden, also owned by Roy and trained by Jeremy Noseda, but first on the agenda is the Geoffrey Freer Stakes.

Noseda said: 'I was very happy with Sixties Icon's performance on ground that would have been a little quicker than he would really like.

'But there's no doubt that he clearly loves it around Goodwood.
I'd like to pay a big compliment to his rider, Johnny Murtagh. He walked the course on the morning of the race and assured me that it was safe ground and definitely not too quick.

'All being well, if we are happy with him, we will head to the Geoffrey Freer next.'

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