The Cherry Hinton Stakes is a Group Two race run at Newmarket over six furlongs for two-year-old fillies and is widely regarded as a leading trial for the 1000 Guineas.
One of the highlights of Newmarket's July Festival, the Cherry Hinton attracts some of the leading juvenile fillies and trainers often target it as a prep race for the Classic season the following season and some fillies have managed to win this race before returning to Newmarket and lifting the 1000 Guineas crown.
Sweet Solera was the first to achieve that feat in 1961, having bagged the 1960 Cherry Hinton, whilst Mark Johnston's Attraction was victorious in the 2003 Cherry Hinton before racking up success in the 2004 1000 Guineas at the home of flat racing.
One of the classiest winners of the race in recent times was Richard Hannon's Memory, who stormed to success in 2010 renewal, but she was unable to replicate that performance in the Guineas and failed to come out of the stalls on a return to headquarters amidst shock amongst connections.
Sir Henry Cecil and Sir Michael Stoute are a brace of trainers who have a fine record in the race with them both having trained four winners of the race in their illustrious career with Dimuendo starring in the quarter for the former and Dazzle for the latter.