Belfast Telegraph

Thursday 18 September 2014

Deegan drops sights with Talitha

Racing at Fairyhouse

Talitha Kum found it tough going when pitched into a Classic trial last time and while she was not disgraced on that occasion, she should find her task at Fairyhouse much easier.

Paul Deegan sent his filly for the Leopardstown 1000 Guineas Trial on the back of her winning return at Naas, but she could finish only sixth, albeit not beaten that far.

She now tackles the Summer Family Day On 14th July Rated Race and while she has a bit to find with Hazy Glow, the fact Dermot Weld fits that one with blinkers after a poor display in a Naas handicap is hardly encouraging.

In Salutem switches to turf for the first time after winning at Dundalk last time, with Yulong Baoju, Burn The Boats and Harry Trotter completing the line-up.

Aidan O'Brien fires two quality arrows at the opening Irish Stallion Farms EBF Fillies Maiden with Mars's sister Wonderfully and 200,000 euros purchase Bluebell representing Ballydoyle.

The David Wachman-trained newcomer Remember You, who fetched 300,000gns as a yearling, is a third string to the Coolmore bow.

O'Brien's Venus De Milo made a six-figure sum at the sales as well and starts her career in the Follow Us On Facebook Fillies Maiden, in which Kevin Prendergast's Danseur De Feu appears to set the standard.

Johnny Murtagh got off the mark as a trainer last weekend but his Municipal will need to improve if he is to take a hand in the Dunboyne Handicap, in which Enigma Code tries to follow up his recent Down Royal success.

Late Rosebud, Silver Lightening and General Brook, as well as John Oxx's debutant Waahy, all appear to be interesting contenders in the Follow Fairyhouse On Twitter Median Auction Maiden.

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