On a day when Britain will take to the polls to decide whether or not it leaves the European Union a very appropriately named horse will be lining up at Newbury.

Trained by Pat Phelan and owned by Tony Smith and The Undecided partnership, Brexit will go to post for the Win Races With Jonathan Portman Novice Auction Fillies' Stakes.

Having finished fifth of nine on her debut, she should be ripe to make a bold bid to be a topical winner on an important day.

Phelan said: "The boss (owner) is politically aware and had this name picked out from a long way off. When the whole Brexit thing came out he thought it would be a great name for a racehorse.

"I am not so sure it reflects a political persuasion - it is more about having a name that would be topical at a particular time.

"Brexit has come out of Windsor well. She ran very well and an auction novice is about her standard.

"I had instructions to have her ready for Thursday and hopefully I have got that much right.

"I would be hopeful of a good run, but the ground is a bit of an unknown."