Jack seeking Tara triumph
Last Updated: 29/08/14 2:23pm
Jack Naylor winning at Leopardstown
Views from connections ahead of Sunday's Flame Of Tara European Breeders Fund Stakes at the Curragh.
Jessica Harrington's exciting filly Jack Naylor bids to complete a hat-trick in the Flame Of Tara European Breeders Fund Stakes at the Curragh on Sunday.
Following a couple of creditable efforts in defeat at Leopardstown and Fairyhouse, the daughter of Champs Elysees made it third time lucky with a runaway victory at Roscommon before beating a strong field in Leopardstown's Silver Flash Stakes.
The form received a significant boost when the fourth home Raydara came out on top in last weekend's Debutante Stakes at the Curragh and the prospect of slightly easier ground conditions on Sunday holds no fears for Harrington.
"She seems in good form and I think the step up from seven furlongs to a mile will suit her well," said the trainer.
"She's got to give 5lb to the other fillies, but I'm happy with her and the ground won't bother her, so we'll see what happens."
The only other previous winner in the eight-strong field is David Wachman's Galway Festival scorer Legatissimo.
Wachman said: "She seems fine and I've been happier with her since her last run.
"She's only won a maiden and she's got to step up now she's in Listed company, so we'll see how we go.
"I'm not too concerned about the ground."
The Aidan O'Brien-trained Together Forever has shown up well on her two starts to date, while Jim Bolger saddles a pair of newcomers in Deontas and Steip Amach, with stable jockey Kevin Manning siding with the latter.
Paul Deegan's Hassah is also previously unraced.
The Michael Mulvany-trained Bluerince Lady and Could Should Would from Andrew Oliver's yard complete the line-up.