Wall deliberating jockey options

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Chris Wall says a jockey for Mix And Mingle is yet to be decided for the Duke of Cambridge Stakes at Royal Ascot next Wednesday.

Mix And Mingle, who is owned by Ms Aida Fustoq, has been supplemented for the coveted race and she will be aiming for a third consecutive victory, having triumphed at Newmarket and Lingfield in the last two outings.

A change in jockey is expected, with regular rider Ted Durcan currently injured, but Wall has revealed there has been no decision made on who will be getting the ride at Ascot.

“We’d been weighing up all the options, but she’s in good shape, galloped well on Tuesday, and I’m very happy with her,” he said. “Crucially, the weather looks set fair, which helped us make the decision.

“Last year I was convinced she didn’t stay a mile, but she’s another year older and her pedigree suggests she should have no problem staying. I’m not quite sure who’ll ride her yet with Ted Durcan injured still, but we’ve a few irons in the fire.”

Last year’s winner Usherette has also been supplemented for the race although Andre Fabre’s charge has been in poor form since that victory, failing to taste success since the win 12 months ago.

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