Red Rocks Point targets 100,000 euro Irish Cambridgeshire this Sunday
August 27, 2014
Red Rocks Point sole Ballydoyle candidate in Irish Stallion Farms EBF Irish Cambridgeshire at the Curragh this Sunday
ANOTHER quality day’s racing is in the offing at the Curragh next Sunday, 31st August with the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Irish Cambridgeshire Premier Handicap flanked by the Group Three Xtravision & HMV supporting Irish Autism Action Dance Design Stakes, the Group Three Nestle supporting Irish Autism Action Round Tower Stakes and the Listed Flame Of Tara EBF Fillies Stakes.
The progressive Red Rocks Point is Aidan O’Brien’s sole representative in the premier handicap and the champion trainer said; “The horse is in very good form and at the moment is a possible runner. He will work later in the week and a decision will be made then.” A total of 30 horses have stood their ground for the one mile contest, including eight from Britain. Most notable among the overseas challengers are Ocean Tempest, Heavy Metal and What About Carlo.
A total of 20 horses remain in the Group Three Xtravision & HMV supporting Irish Autism Action Dance Design Fillies Stakes. Dermot Weld holds a strong hand here with Meld Stakes runner-up Afternoon Sunlight, and the Gowran Park Listed winners Carla Bianca and I’m Yours to represent him. Aidan O’Brien has five representatives in Adeste Fideles, Beyond Brilliance, Palace, Just Gorgeous and Shell House “At the moment I would say that Palace is a possible and we may run another one in the race as well, said Aidan O’Brien this afternoon.
Aces, Bossy Guest and Salt Island are three possible overseas challengers for the Group Three Nestle supporting Irish Autism Action Round Tower Stakes for which there are 14 entries. Aidan O’Brien is responsible for three of those entries and he said. “At the moment The Great War and War Envoy are our possible runners. Again all the horses will work later in the week and a final decision will then be taken.” Meanwhile, the Listed Flame Of Tara EBF Fillies Stakes has also attracted an entry of 14 horses and the two possible Aidan O’Brien-trained horses here will be Before Long and Together Forever.
The first of seven races on Sunday commences at 2.05pm and the ground is currently good to yielding.
The first race is at 2.05pm. Adult Admission: 15 euros. Under 25s & Seniors: 8 euros, Under 16s FREE.
Located off exit 12 of M7, Free car parking. Irish Rail service to Kildare Town with free shuttle to racecourse. Dublin Coach also provide race day service (see www.dublincoach.ie)