McCreery Considers Next Target For French Guineas Third Vespertilio

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The G1 Irish 1,000 Guineas and the G1 Coronation S. will both be considered for Vespertilio (Fr) (Night Of Thunder {Ire}) following her excellent run in defeat in Sunday's G1 Poule d'Essai des Pouliches at ParisLongchamp.

Making her first appearance since chasing home Karl Burke's Fallen Angel (GB) (Too Darn Hot {GB}) in the G1 Moyglare Stud S. at the Curragh in September, Vespertilio had a wider trip than most before running on well in the closing stages to be beaten just a head and a neck into third.

Trainer Willie McCreery was understandably proud of his runner's performance and another shot at top-level honours now awaits.

“She ran a cracker, probably from an unfavourable draw,” McCreery summed up. “I loved the way she finished out the race, she was getting there and getting there the whole time. We couldn't be happier with her to carry on from her two-year-old career, so let's hope for a happy and fruitful summer with her.

“It looked like she got the mile well and we'll have a look at Royal Ascot now. She's still in the Irish Guineas, but we'll make our minds up on that closer to the date. She's not ground dependent or anything like that. I think she doesn't mind so long as it's not extremely soft. Good, quick ground she doesn't mind–she flicks off the top of it.”

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