Ken Condon

Two-Year-Olds Settling On Next Targets

Zhang Yuesheng's Lucky Vega (Ire) (Lope De Vega {Ire}) exited his emphatic victory in Sunday's G1 Keeneland Phoenix S. in good order, and trainer Jessica Harrington said she is deciding between two potential next targets. "I'm very happy with how he's come out of the race--he couldn't be better," Harrington said of the colt, who was cut to 16-1 for next year's G1 2000 Guineas following his 3 1/2-length win. "There's the [G1] Middle Park at Newmarket [on Sept. 26] and the National S. at The Curragh [on Sept. 13]--we...

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Power's Laws of Indices In Railway Shock

Capping a memorable evening's racing at The Curragh for Ken Condon, the 66-1 outsider Laws of Indices (Ire) (Power {GB}) brought up a rare group 2 double for the stable in Saturday's G2 GAIN Railway S. Anchored in last early by Chris Hayes, the June 23 Navan maiden winner travelled strongly through the pack to lead with 1 1/2 furlongs remaining before seeing off the determined challenge of Lucky Vega (Ire) (Lope de Vega {Ire}) to win by half a length, with Arctician (Ire) (Dark Angel {Ire}) 2 3/4 lengths...

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Back-To-Back Minstrels For Holy Roman Emperor's Romanised

Enjoying the perfect warm-up for a repeat bid in the G1 Prix Jacques le Marois, Robert Ng's Romanised (Ire) (Holy Roman Emperor {Ire}) was at or very near his best to register back-to-back wins in Saturday's G2 Paddy Power Minstrel S. at The Curragh. Tracking the 10-11 market-leader Lancaster House (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}) in third against the rail, the 9-4 second favourite was angled out of a pocket by Billy Lee to swamp that rival at the furlong pole. Asserting on the run to the line, the 2018 G1 Irish...

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Romansied to Target Minstrel

Classic winner Romanised (Ire) (Holy Roman Empeor {Ire}) is set to kick off his 2020 campaign in next month's G2 Paddy Power Minstrel S. at The Curragh. The 5-year-old won the seven-furlong event last year, and trainer Ken Condon has set his sights on the July 18 contest once again. Romanised won the G1 Irish 2000 Guineas in 2018 before adding a second Group 1 win to his record when lifting the Jacques le Marois last year--and a return to Deauville is also on the radar. Condon said, "Romanised will...

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