Harrington Has Irish Oaks Plan For Royal Ascot Winner Magical Lagoon


Magical Lagoon | PA Media

Jessica Harrington has Classic glory in her sights with Royal Ascot scorer Magical Lagoon (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}), who is on course for a tilt at the G1 Juddmonte Irish Oaks at the Curragh on July 16. 

A gritty winner of the G2 Ribblesdale S. at Ascot last month, Magical Lagoon will bid to make the step up to Group 1 company at the Curragh, with Harrington revealing that it's all systems go for the Irish Classic. 

“That is the plan,” the trainer said on Monday. “She's a very laid back filly and hopefully she will reproduce the Ascot run. It will be a tough contest, but hopefully she will run well.”

It is only four years since Harrington confirmed her arrival at the top of the flat table when securing a breakthrough Classic victory when Alpha Centauri (Ire) (Mastercraftsman {Ire}) landed the Irish 1,000 Guineas. 

Magical Lagoon, who also won the G2 Flame Of Tara S. at the Curragh last season, has raced just five times, with that Royal Ascot victory representing her first start over a mile and a half. 

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