19:30 Dundalk Fri 9 March 2018
Looked to be getting stronger as his juvenile season went along finishing second of nine in the Group 1 Dewhurst Stakes at Newmarket before winning under this jockey in the Group 1 Juvenile turf in the Breeders Cup in November.
Third behind stablemates U S Navy Flag and Mendelssohn in the Dewhurst before disappointing in the Group 1 Racing Post Trophy at Doncaster. May have to settle for a place here.
Fourth of nine when last seen in the Dewhurst behind Seahenge and Mendelssohn. Receiving 5lb from his stablemates which should register him as the biggest danger to the favourite.
€62,000 yearling by More Than Ready is a half-sister to three US winners at up to 1m. Winner over C&D last month beating 13 rivals 6½L. Will need to step up again.
Casamento filly who wasn't sold for €18,500 as a yearling. Solid and promising performances here last year when landing a double over 7f but may need more than the fillies allowance to land a blow here.
Promising on debut here over 1m when third of 14 last December before taking a 14 runner maiden in good style at the turn of the year but more needed in this company.
Last Year's Winner
|4||War Secretary||3||9-3||5/2||Full Result|
|T: A P O'BrienJ: J A Heffernan|
Mendelssohn (1/1), Threeandfourpence (5/2), Seahenge (7/2), Ship Of Dreams (12/1), Zihba (14/1), Blackgold Fairy (16/1), Princess Yaiza (33/1), Irish Minister (66/1)
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