Alder (Ire)

Porta Fortuna Likely To Challenge Males In Phoenix

Royal Ascot heroine Porta Fortuna (Ire) (Caravaggio) is likely to take her chance in the G1 Phoenix S. at the Curragh in August, trainer Donnacha O'Brien revealed on Tuesday. The undefeated G3 Albany S. heroine, who races for Steve Weston, Barry Fowler, Medallion Racing 2020 and Reeves Racing, broke her maiden at the Curragh in April, before taking the G3 Fillies Sprint S. at Naas in May. She was a length ahead of Matrika (Ire) (No Nay Never) at the royal meeting. O'Brien said, "She's very good and has come...

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Proud And Regal Targets Irish 2000 Guineas

Group 1 winner Proud And Regal (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}), third in Leopardstown's G3 Derby Trial S., will cut back in trip for the G1 Tattersalls Irish 2000 Guineas in late May, trainer Donnacha O'Brien revealed on Tuesday. "I thought he travelled really well [at Leopardstown]," said O'Brien. "There's definitely a chance that he will get 10 furlongs and we could be going back there after the Guineas, but the plan is to go to the Curragh for the Irish Guineas." Raced by the Coolmore partners, the 2022 G1 Criterium International...

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Dubawi Colt To The Fore In The Dee

Since Aidan O'Brien first came to Chester in 2005, the year that the stable opened its account in the Listed Dee S. with Gypsy King (Ire) (Sadler's Wells), the May Festival has acted as a stage set for the yard's dominant actors in the middle-distance category. Thursday's edition of that 10-furlong Derby trial went their way for the 10th time as San Antonio (Ire) (Dubawi {Ire})--Rain Goddess {Ire}, by Galileo {Ire}) manipulated the bends of the Roodee circuit with a professionalism that belied his inexperience. As tactical as it gets...

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