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Dick Turpin runs again in York

Named after the notorious highwayman, Dick Turpin the racing colt was surely destined to race on York’s Knavesmire. His namesake was hung for horse theft in 1739 and buried in York. Dick Turpin will run over 10 furlongs for the first time in the Juddmonte International at York racecourse. The colt won the Group One race at Chantilly, but he will face tough opposition when he attempts a mile and a quarter for the first time at York. The horse has been supplemented into Tuesday’s race and it is still questionable whether he will cope with the extra distance added. His trainer, Richard Hannon, said: ‘Dick Turpin is staying in training next year, so, if he does stay, it will increase our options as a four-year-old. He is in great form at home and we’ll give it our best shot at York but, if he finishes in the first three, John [Manley, the owner] will show a profit…’

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