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Requinto supplemented for Nunthorpe

Updated: Saturday, 13 Aug 2011 16:03

Molecomb Stakes winner Requinto has been supplemented for Friday's Group 1 Nunthorpe Stakes
Molecomb Stakes winner Requinto has been supplemented for Friday's Group 1 Nunthorpe Stakes

The David Wachman-trained Requinto has been supplemented for Friday’s Coolmore Nunthorpe Stakes at York, at a cost of £20,000.

One of three two-year-olds amongst the 21-strong entry, the speedy son of Dansili was an impressive winner of the Group 3 Molecomb Stakes at Goodwood on his most recent outing.

Kingsgate Native, in 2007, was the most recent juvenile to take the Group 1 prize, when he ended a 15-year famine for the younger brigade.

The Mick Easterby-trained Hoof It, owned by leading golfer Lee Westwood and his agent, Chubby Chandler, has also been added to the field after he carried top weight to victory in the Stewards’ Cup at Goodwood.

He is already three times a winner on the Knavesmire, and big-race rider Kieren Fallon is convinced it is the right move to try the four-year-old at this level.

He said: "After his performance at Goodwood where else do you go? You have to try him."

"Since I’ve been riding, the Ebor has been my favourite meeting.

There is a great atmosphere and Yorkshire is a beautiful place.

"It would be a great thrill for me to win this for Mick Easterby and for Chubby and Lee, as well.

"However, it would be a thrill to do it for Mick more so than anybody else - he is one of the true characters left in the game."

July Cup runner-up Bated Breath remains in the shake-up, despite having suffered a setback earlier in the week.

However, Roger Charlton issued an upbeat bulletin on the sprinter’s progress, claiming he was "85-15 in favour" of running, as long as the ground is not too soft.