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"There is no record that the government degazetted the land as a holding ground," Swazuri said, adding that any allocations were therefore illegal although the owners have been paying rates to the county government.
The holding ground was government's alienated land demarcated from 1920-1954.
"He has done wonderfully well under that weight on this holding ground," he said.
That Weld has a high opinion of Princess Highway, who blew her rivals away when winning by six lengths at Royal Ascot last month, has never been in doubt but a hold-up suffered by the filly early this week, plus the prospect of gluey, holding ground at the Curragh, is making him wary.
However, plenty of her rivals seemed to get stuck in the holding ground at Newmarket and it remains to be seen whether Aidan O'Brien's filly will be as effective on some of the fastest ground she has encountered, although she seemed to handle it well enough two starts ago.
Paul Henderson, trainer of Only Vintage "He needed that run at Chepstow and found it pretty tough on the holding ground. He was not beaten that far at Chepstow this time last year before winning at Folkestone.
The forecast heavy to holding ground was a worry, added Hills.
"He can handle an ease but not testing, holding ground. He's in good form and should run respectably."
Golden Lilac appeared to struggle to reproduce her previous brilliance in the holding ground, a view confirmed by jockey Maxime Guyon, who said: "The soft ground didn't help; she is truly a good ground filly, and she didn't accelerate as she usually does."