Hazel Lavery stars for Excellent Art

The Charlie Hills-trained Hazel Lavery (3f Excellent Art-Reprise, by Darshaan) ran out a highly impressive winner on the Listed Aphrodite Stakes at Newmarket on Saturday.

The Excellent Art filly took a hot renewal of this Listed contest by three and three-quarter lengths and the G2 Park Hill Stakes at Doncaster could be next on her agenda.

“She has done that nicely,” winning rider William Carson told TDN. “The boss (Charlie Hills) told me to hold on to her, as we weren’t sure that she’d stay. She’s proved up to this class and stays a mile and a half, so the world is her oyster.”

This victory came two days after Excellent Art was responsible for Listed Glasgow Stakes winner Sparkling Portrait(3c Excellent Art-Time Crystal, by Sadler’s Wells) and also on Saturday he sired the G3 Minstrel Stakes secondSinging Bird (3f Excellent Art-Anna Deesse, by Anabaa).

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