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Kiyoshi pleases in HQ spin

Charlie Hills was pleased to see his Kiyoshi and Cambridge finish alongside each other in a gallop at Newmarket.

Royal Ascot winner and Cheveley Park third Kiyoshi was ridden by Jamie Spencer over seven furlongs of the Rowley Mile as she builds up to next month's Qipco 1000 Guineas.

The Dubawi filly and unbeaten Investec Oaks entry Cambridge (James Doyle) tracked lead horse Society Pearl and came away together in the closing stages.

"I was pleased with both fillies," Hills said.

"With Cambridge the plan is to go for the Musidora at York. She hasn't much experience but she should stay well.

"Kiyoshi will go for the Guineas. She is still holding on to her coat but this experience should help and she's fit and well. She wouldn't want the ground too quick."

There were a few other Guineas entries given a leg-stretch, starting off with Olly Stevens' Lightning Thunder, placed in two Group races on the course, who worked under Harry Bentley and came five lengths away from Burning Blaze and the well-regarded Heisman.

"Those were two pretty good lead horses and I was very happy with that," Stevens said.

The George Margarson-trained Lucky Kristale, winner of the Lowther at York, did a steadier piece with a couple of stablemates.

Jockey Tom Queally said: "We did exactly what we wanted to do. The ground was lovely, and there was a beautiful covering of grass and she moved well on it.

"I'd be delighted with her overall demeanour and her attitude. She's very laid back and that will give her every chance of getting the trip, which I believe she will get.

"We went over seven furlongs done on feel. It would be the first time I would have ridden her in work at that speed."