Romanised is set to take his place in the line-up for the Prix Jacques Le Marois in Deauville this Sunday following his win in the Paddy Power Minstrel Stakes (Group 2) at the Curragh on the 20thof July. “It was lovely to see that win. Billy was delighted with him and he said when the gap came, he quickened up very smartly. He said when he got to the front he was always just doing enough. I thought it was a lovely performance” He’s gone very professional this year, more relaxed and easier to deal with.
“We didn’t want to leave it that there could be a false, muddling pace, so that’s why Success Days goes to the Prix Jacques Le Marois as well. He has a job to do and hopefully both of them get there all right and we’ll see what happens,”
“Both horses seem well and Romanised has been running to a good level all year. He ran a good race in the Lockinge and ran well in Ascot, where he was maybe a bit unlucky. He didn’t get the splits when he needed them and he might have finished a little bit closer but for that,”
“He backed that up with a very good performance over a fast-run seven furlongs at the Curragh. He won well in a good time that day and we’ve been very happy with him since.
“Hopefully there’ll be plenty of pace on, as I think it’s pretty obvious by now Romanised is at his best when there’s a good gallop. I’d imagine Vocal Music will go forward for Study Of Man and Success Days will ensure it’s at least an even gallop, so we’ll see what happens after that.
“Romanised certainly seems in good form and hopefully he can put up another good performance.”
Celtic Beauty ran out a 2 and a half-length winner of the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Maiden over 5f at Naas on Monday. Second previously in the Group 3 Albany Stakes at Royal Ascot, it was nice to get the maiden win with her.
“Billy said she travelled through the race really nicely and when she does get to the front, she doesn’t kill herself.
“Hopefully she will go to the Lowther Stakes next at York. They go very quick normally and she seems to travel very easily through her races. She’s entitled to go there.”
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With two wins and two places from just six runs, Aleef has been a nice addition to our team. He maintained his good season for the Cinco Partnership when he registered his second success on Saturday in Naas in the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Race over 5f.
A son of Kodiac, he is a solid, hard running, tough sprinter who enjoys his racing.
“He won a lovely pot at Navan for us and he goes on most ground including the all-weather, but he would have appreciated that little bit of rain we got that morning.
“He’s just jumps and runs. If we had a few more like him it would be great.”
Ridden by Billy Lee, he kept on well to win by a length and three parts.
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We had a good night at the Curragh last night where Crafty Madam got up to win the Finlay Volvo Cars Summer Fillies Handicap under Niall McCullagh
“Niall is riding with great confidence. He rides work for us and has always been a very good rider, he’s a classic winning rider. With 8-4 he was always going to ride her. He’s given her some ride”
It was great to get a win for owner/breeder Con Harrington who has been a good supporter. She’s a half-sister to Profitable so she’s a very important filly for the breeding shed going forward.
“We have a little bit to go in the ratings but we’ll try for a bit of black-type along the way. That’s a great pot to win and we’re delighted to win on Derby weekend.
Ice Cold In Alex was an unlucky loser of the Eleanor & Lyndsey Comer Memorial H´cap over 7f when beaten a half a length by Baladiya. Hopefully, he will have his day soon.
On Romanised (4th at Royal Ascot), “He ran a super race. He did everything right and the splits just didn’t come for him. Billy (Lee) was delighted with him.
“He came out of the race well and we’ll probably go back to Deauville for the Jacques Le Marois over the straight course. Goodwood mightn’t just suit him.”
Celtic Beauty put up a very good performance in the Albany at Royal Ascot and is an exciting filly for the season. She will be eligible for all the 6f filly Stakes Races such as the Duchess of Cambridge, The Cheveley Park Stakes, and the Prix Morny in August. She is a smart filly with a lot of pace and will be exciting for owner David Kelly.
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