Our three Royal Ascot horses worked at The Curragh yesterday and they all worked well.
I have been very pleased with Irishcorrespondent since he ran in the Irish 2,000 Guineas and he went very well yesterday. It was a good, strong piece of work and he is very much on course to line up in the Hampton Court Stakes on Thursday.
Likewise Moritzburg who won his maiden at Listowel a couple of weeks ago, worked well and he’ll take his chance in The Britannia Handicap. Off his new mark of 92, he should make the cut and I’d say he and Irishscorrespondent will appreciate the good ground and the likely fast pace that they will get over there.
Yulong Warrior is another possible runner. He is entered in the Goffs London Sale on Monday at Kensington Palace. He holds an entry in the Windsor Castle Stakes on Tuesday and the Chesham Stakes on Saturday. Hi is most likely to run in the Chesham. He would appreciate the 7 furlong trip. His is progressive and will like fast ground.
Shane Foley will ride both Irishcorrespondent and Yulong Warrior and as Moritzburg is owned by Godolphin, we’ll have to see the commitments their retained jockeys have. Shane will be on standby.
Tonight at Leopardstown, it will be good to get Petticoat back racing in the fillies maiden. She was second to Aneen when last seen in what looked a very good Curragh maiden. I’ve been pleased with her and she will improve for whatever she does today.
We also run Allography in the three year old handicap and Conor McGovern who won on him at Naas, will claim a valuable 5lbs off his back.
We’ll have a good few runners over the weekend. We run a nice filly in the two year old maiden tomorrow at Fairyhouse called Roman Gal. She goes well and like all of ours she will improve for the run.
On Saturday, Shannon Soul heads to Limerick for a mile handicap. He has won down there this season and he just never got into the race the last day at The Curragh and I’d be expecting a better performance from him at the weekend.
We’ll run Yulong Baobei in the listed Midsummer Sprint Stakes at Cork on Sunday. She is in good shape and she has improved for her first run of the season at Navan. She would have to have good ground, given the forecast, we should get it.