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Guineas still on for Berkshire

Berkshire could still make the QIPCO 2000 Guineas if he pleases trainer Paul Cole in an important workout this weekend.

Big things are expected of the colt this season after his victories in the Chesham Stakes and the Royal Lodge but he was a huge disappointment on his reappearance in the Greenham Stakes at Newbury, where he dropped away to finish 19 lengths behind the impressive Kingman.

"Berkshire has come out the Greenham well, we could see his chances were doomed as soon as he came out the stalls in front and started pulling and he was never going to get home," read a statement posted on www.paulcole.co.uk.

"Last year first time out he did the same at Newbury, had no cover pulled and ran out of steam.

"He will do a bit of work on Saturday on our Woolley Down grass gallop for the first time this year and he will go the full distance.

"We are obviously hoping the race would have brought him on mentally and if we are happy with his work on Saturday a tilt at the Guineas is not out of the question.

"We would hope for a fast pace which would suit us."