RACING: Al Kazeem booked for Newbury
AL KAZEEM, Beckhampton trainer Roger Charlton's triple Group One winner from last season, makes his return to action in Saturday's Doom Bar Stakes at Newbury.
The Listed race over 10 furlongs, registered as the Steventon Stakes, suits the six-year-old as despite his three wins at the highest level last term he does not carry any penalties.
In winning the Tattersalls Gold Cup, Prince of Wales's Stakes and the Coral-Eclipse, Al Kazeem became a valuable commodity and was bought into by the Queen.
However, he suffered from fertility problems and has been back in training for some months now.
Andre Fabre sends over Triple Threat to test him out, while last year's Derby fourth Battle Of Marengo has his first run for David Simcock in the 10-runner field.
John Gosden's Nabucco and Mick Channon's Amralah add further strength in depth, with Luca Cumani's Sir Walter Scott a fascinating contender having joined from Aidan O'Brien.
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