Twin attack on opener at Newmarket on Sunday

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Top Tug and Cosmeapolitan both return to the Flat for the £50,000 mile and a half handicap which kick starts Newmarket’s 1000 Guineas programme on Sunday.

Alan said: “Top Tug did well through the winter, winning first time out over hurdles at Kempton and then being placed three times. He was consistent on the level last summer, twice finishing third in decent handicaps at York, so, while this looks very competitive, we are hoping for a good run.

“Similarly, Cosmeapolitan is ready to roll again. He won on his jumping debut at Newbury, but he has been off four months so will probably improve on whatever he does here. He, too, was consistent on the Flat last summer and the fast ground won’t be a problem.”