Sheikh Fahad Buys The Lir Jet

Sheikh Fahad | Racing Post

The Lir Jet (Ire) (Prince of Lir {Ire}) will carry Sheikh Fahad's Qatar Racing silks in next week's G2 Norfolk S. after a private deal was done for the track record-setting maiden winner, Racing Post reports.

The Lir Jet was a €9,500 foal turned £8,000 Doncaster yearling before being purchased privately by Nick Bell. He was set to go through the ring at the Tattersalls Ascot Breeze-Up Sale in late April before that date was scuppered by COVID-19, and instead he went into training with Nick Bell's father Michael Bell. The Lir Jet became the first winner for his sire when scoring by 2 3/4 lengths at Yarmouth on June 3.

“Sheikh Fahad is always on the lookout for the right horse and watched The Lir Jet win at Yarmouth and liked what he saw,” David Redvers, Sheikh Fahad's racing manager, told Racing Post. “Hopefully, we'll see that blistering turn of foot in the Norfolk S. next Friday. He looks a strong individual and looks a ready made Royal Ascot runner.”

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