Roheryn given Thanks chance

Last Updated: 04/08/14 3:18pm

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Ger Lyons: Trains Roheryn

Ger Lyons: Trains Roheryn

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Connections of progressive filly Roheryn are looking forward to testing the water at Pattern level for the first time in Tuesday's Irish Stallion Farms European Breeders Fund Give Thanks Stakes at Cork.

Connections of progressive filly Roheryn are looking forward to testing the water at Pattern level for the first time in Tuesday's Irish Stallion Farms European Breeders Fund Give Thanks Stakes at Cork.

The daughter of Galileo was well beaten in her two outings as a juvenile and was only sixth on her return to action at Dundalk, but she has made giant strides since.

After opening her account with an eight-length demolition of her rivals at Wexford, Roheryn edged out subsequent winner Streetcar To Stars in the King George V Cup at Leopardstown and now steps up to Group Three level for trainer Ger Lyons.

David Redvers, racing manager for owners Qatar Racing, said: "All I can say is Ger is delighted with her and reports that she is making good progress.

"We were all ecstatic after she won the Listed race at Leopardstown, as for her to get black type at this stage of her career hopeful marks her down as a high-class broodmare.

"Ger believes she has come forward since then, so we're excited about seeing her run again tomorrow."

The hat-trick seeking Roheryn features in a 13-runner field, with a number of trainers holding multiple chances.

Aidan O'Brien runs Irish Oaks fourth Beyond Brilliance, with his daughter Ana keeping the ride, as well as Dance With Another (Michael Hussey), Just Gorgeous (Colm O'Donoghue) and Shell House (Seamie Heffernan).

Joseph O'Brien partners the Charles O'Brien-trained Coolibah.

John Oxx has a couple of interesting contenders in the blinkered Tarana and runaway Killarney winner Tarziyna.

David Wachman has three runners in Circling (Connor King), Fastnet Mist (Billy Lee) and Leaf (Wayne Lordan).

Tony Martin's Dark Crusader and Edelmira from Dermot Weld's yard complete the field.

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