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Huxley third for Folkswood

Folkswood ran another sound race to finish third in the G3 Huxley Stakes over an extended mile and a quarter at Chester, UK, on Thursday, May 11. 

The Charlie Appleby-trained four-year-old raced keenly in second of the six runners early on before being relegated to third by Royal Artillery after the first quarter-mile. 

The son of Exceed And Excel ran on to regain second turning for home and was one-paced for William Buick after being passed for second by Poet’s Word inside the final furlong. 

Deauville made all to score by a neck over Poet’s Word in 2m 10.22s on ground described as good, good to firm in places, with a further two and three-quarter lengths back to Folkswood. 

Charlie Appleby commented: “It was a pleasing run from Folkswood, who has only been out of the frame once in his career. It looked a competitive race on paper and he has put up another solid performance. 

“He deserves a bit of a break now and we will look forward to a late summer campaign and maybe some targets in Australia later in the year.”