Racing: YOUNG GUN THE TOP FILLY; Attraction Can Extend Her Super Winning Run at HQ
Byline: By Garry Owen (Alan Thomson)
UNBEATEN Attraction faces her toughest test at Newmarket today when she tackles her elders for the first time.
Mark Johnston's dual Classic heroine likes to hear her hooves rattle and if the rain stays away she is taken to master Soviet Song in a fascinating duel.
Johnston said: 'We don't want any hint of soft in the ground that would very much be a concern.
'She's absolutely fine and everything has been spot on. The older horses may give her a test, it's something new and we'll find out soon enough.'
The Soviet Song team are looking forward to their top of the bill scrap.
Matthew Budden, racing manager to owners Elite Racing, is full of hope for a big run after Soviet Song's neck second to Refuse To Bend in the Queen Anne Stakes at Royal Ascot.
He said: 'We're very much looking forward to it. The filly is in good form and has come out of Ascot very well. It looks like being a fascinating race.'
There are a couple of valuable handicaps to get stuck into and Philharmonic (1.50) has had this race on the agenda for some time.
Richard Fahey gave him a pipeopener over an unsuitable five furlongs at Newcastle 11 days ago when he really caught the eye, staying on into fourth under a considerate ride.
Today's extra furlong is ideal and he handles all types of ground.
James Fanshawe is always to be feared at HQ and Gift Horse (1.20) should be in the thick of the action.
Gift Horse failed to get the best of runs after being settled in rear at Kempton. …