Falmouth Stakes field packed with quality

A HIGH-CLASS field of eight will go to post for tomorrow's Etihad Airways Falmouth Stakes, the highlight of the opening day of Newmarket's July meeting.

Group 1 winners dominate the field with fortunate dual Guineas heroine Special Duty aiming for a hat-trick after being awarded her last two victories in the stewards' room.

Aidan O'Brien's Lillie Langtry is looking to follow up her impressive win in the Coronation Stakes at Royal Ascot while Lahaleeb will be having her first start for Gerard Butler since being bought by current connections for one million guineas.

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Adding further strength in depth is Sir Michael Stoute's Strawberrydaiquiri, a gutsy winner of the Windsor Forest at Royal Ascot. Just touched off in the same race was James Fanshawe's Spacious and the pair will clash again with Kieren Fallon taking over in the saddle on this occasion as Johnny Murtagh is on board Lillie Langtry.

Mick Channon's consistent but ultimately luckless Music Show, Mark Johnston's rapidly improving Rainfall and Jim Bolger's Gile Ne Greine complete a field packed with quality.