Irish Champions Stakes: Dermot Weld watching the skies

Last Updated: 05/09/14 5:46pm

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Pale Mimosa: Won the Lonsdale Cup at York

Pale Mimosa: Won the Lonsdale Cup at York

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Dermot Weld has his eyes firmly fixed on the weather as he prepares his team for Irish Champions Weekend.

The Rosewell House handler admits he could do with some rain for his main players at the two-day feast on September 13 and 14.

Forgotten Rules and Pale Mimosa are Weld's leading hopes from four entries in the Group One Palmerstown House Estate Irish St Leger at the Curragh on the second day.

"Forgotten Rules and Pale Mimosa are in great form but they both need a cut in the ground," said Weld.

Pale Mimosa, winner of the Lonsdale Cup at York last month, could only finish seventh behind her then-stablemate Voleuse De Coeurs in the Irish Leger last season as Weld recorded his seventh win in the Classic.

Weld added: "The same can be said of Carla Bianca who holds an engagement in the Blandford Stakes on the same afternoon.

"The weather seems set fair for the coming days so we will wait and see for the moment and make a final decision about all our horses later next week."

Weld also has Alveena and Zannda in the Group One Moyglare Stud Stakes and Tombelaine in the Group One Goffs Vincent O'Brien National Stakes.

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