Celtic Beauty and Crafty Madam to run in York on Thursday

The Albany Stakes runner up Celtic Beauty goes to York this Thursday for the Sky Bet Lowther Stakes Group 2 over 6f fresh from a nice victory at Naas. That was a good confidence booster and she has come out of the race well. The good ground should suit at York, it is a level fast track, that plays to speed and pace and she showed that as Ascot, she will face stiff competition but hopefully she will give a good account of herself and run well.

It was great to win the Finlay Volvo Cars Summer Fillies Handicap with Crafty Madam on Derby weekend over 7f and she followed this up with a solid 2nd over 1mile on Oaks weekend. She also goes to York on Thursday for the British Stallion Studs EBF Fillies’ Handicap back over the optimum trip of 7f. She has gone up 13lb in the ratings since the start of the year. She is in good order and goes into the race with solid form so we would be hopeful of a good run also

Photo Credit: Coolmore Stud

Crafty Madam wins on Derby weekend

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.

Photo Credit: Healy Racing