YOUNG Rascal and Architecture are both entered for the £60,000 G3 Teddington Royal British Legion Stakes (2.20pm) over 12 furlongs as Newbury stages its last flat meeting of the season on Saturday The contest headlines the seven-race Worthington’s Armed Forces Raceday.

Unexposed three-year-old Young Rascal (William Haggas) heads the 15 entries following his short-head success in the G3 Dubai Duty Free Legacy Cup at Newbury last month.

The Intello colt has a 100 per cent record at the Berkshire track, having also won a maiden impressively by five lengths in April.

Ebor Handicap runner-up Weekender (John Gosden) has been a model of consistency so far this season and could drop back in distance after finishing third behind Flag Of Honour in the G1 Irish St Leger at the Curragh on September 16.

Five-year-old mare Architecture (Hugo Palmer) also boasts form at the highest level, most notably when second behind Minding in the G1 Investec Oaks at Epsom Downs in 2016 during her three-year-old campaign.

The daughter of Zoffany has not raced since trailing home last in this race 12 months ago.

However, Palmer said: “Architecture is in great form.

“She threw a splint when she was ready to run at the beginning of the year, which is quite unusual for a five-year-old.

“It has been quite a long road back, but she has been good for a long time and we have been very pleased with her recent work.

“I am looking forward to getting her back on track.”

Communique (Mark Johnston) is one of the most improved horses on the Flat this season. Among his five victories in 2018 have been the Al Zubarah London Gold Cup at Newbury in May, a handicap at the Qatar Goodwood Festival and a Newmarket Listed contest last month.

Others to note include Raheen House, who finished second to recent G1 Caulfield Cup victor Best Solution in this race 12 months ago, talented stayer Desert Skyline (David Elsworth), Morando (Andrew Balding) and Aspetar (Roger Charlton).

Racing starts at 1.40pm and ends at 5.05pm, while there is also an eight-race card tomorrow (Friday) between 1.10pm and 5.10pm.


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