G2-bound Hazel Lavery continues Excellent Art’s brilliant run.

The classy Hazel Lavery (2f Excellent Art-Reprise, by Darshaan) brought Excellent Art another decent first-crop success when winning a quality Newbury conditions event on Friday.

The Charlie Hills-trained filly, a 100,000gns yearling who finished third in a Newmarket maiden on her debut, took the seven-furlong contest by two lengths and could now step up in class for the G2 Rockfel Stakes.

“We’ve always liked her and she made a lot of ground up at Newmarket after running green,” Hills told TDN. “She’s going to grow into quite a nice three-year-old and is a nice laid-back filly who might get further than a mile in time. We’ll probably give her one more run this year and a race like the G2 Rockfel Stakes is an obvious one, although she is in a couple of sales races at Newmarket as well.”

Excellent Art was also making the headlines at Kempton on Wednesday night when the Richard Hannon-trained Graphic (2c Excellent Art-Follow My Lead, by Night Shift) took a seven-furlong conditions event by no less than three lengths.

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