Belfast Telegraph

Sunday 21 December 2014

Alive set for Ascot run

Tommy Stack
Tommy Stack

Alive Alive Oh is in line to make her next appearance in the Ribblesdale Stakes.

Tommy Stack's promising filly has the Darley Irish Oaks as her main aim in the summer but the Royal Ascot event fits nicely into her schedule.

There is a possibility she could stay at home for the Pretty Polly Stakes at the Curragh on June 30, but connections are favouring a trip to Ascot 10 days earlier at this stage.

Stack's son and assistant Fozzy said: "She's very well at the moment and has a couple of options.

"She could either go to Ascot or go to the Curragh, but at this stage I'd say we're more likely to be heading for the Ribblesdale.

"I'd say good ground wouldn't be a problem for her.

"Her main aim is the Irish Oaks when a few of the Epsom fillies will no doubt be there. The winner might have been 20-1 (Talent), but she was impressive.

"I wouldn't swap ours for anything else in the race, though."

Alive Alive Oh was third to Irish 2000 Guineas winner Magician on her debut and has won her next two starts by an aggregate of 10 and a half lengths.

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