Final Up to date: 19/07/19 2:19pm
Mick Halford expects Roman Turbo to enhance for his first run as he steps up at school for the Group Three Jebel Ali Racecourse And Stables Anglesey Stakes on the Curragh.
A shock 25-1 winner on his debut throughout Irish Derby weekend on the Curragh, Roman Turbo finds himself working on a Traditional card once more on Saturday.
The son of Holy Roman Emperor accounted for a good subject in tremendous fashion – and given Halford just isn’t identified for first outing winners, his future appears brilliant.
“It was a bit of a surprise, but he was a horse we liked and he’d been working well – it’s just that ours generally come on for their first run,” mentioned the coach.
“He was working on the Curragh on Derby weekend, so we did not essentially assume he’d win first time up – however he had been pleasing us.
“He is a pleasant horse and he is gone the appropriate approach since.”
Lil Gray had two subsequent winners behind her when taking her maiden in early June, and he or she went on to run a really respectable race at Royal Ascot.
She completed sixth within the Albany Stakes behind Roger Varian’s Daahyeh – though coach Sheila Lavery would nonetheless slightly not be taking over the colts at this stage.
“She ran very nicely at Ascot – she was in all probability drawn on the unsuitable aspect, however we had been delighted along with her,” mentioned Lavery.
“The winner has run nicely since – the Aidan O’Brien filly (Treasured Moments) who was simply in entrance of us practically gained a Group Two, and the type of the Albany appears robust.
“I do not assume rain will hassle her – I’d say she’ll deal with the delicate no drawback – it is simply that she’s up in opposition to the colts.
“She’s been excellent since Ascot, hasn’t missed any time, or feed, so I’ve been completely happy – though she’s solely completed one piece of labor.
“There’s simply been an absence of choices for her. There was a race every week after Ascot, however I felt that was too quickly – so it was this or going over seven furlongs on Thursday.
“II’d slightly keep at this journey for now. It is likely to be a unsuitable transfer – we’ll know quickly.”
O’Brien runs two, the unbeaten Pistoletto and Mount Fuji – who was unplaced within the Coventry Stakes.
Pistoletto overcame hassle in working to win final outing however picked up a minor harm which compelled him to overlook Ascot.
Jessica Harrington, having fun with season along with her juveniles, runs Between Hills; Jim Bolger is represented by Actual Attraction, who has just lately moved from France, and Ger Lyons has the maiden filly Soul Search.