Belfast Telegraph

Thursday 28 August 2014

Pretty Polly option for Stack filly

Fozzy Stack

Tommy Stack's Ribblesdale absentee Alive Alive Oh may take in the Oxigen Environmental Pretty Polly Stakes on the way to the Darley Irish Oaks.

Forecast to go off favourite for the Group Two at Royal Ascot on Thursday, connections considered the ground to be too quick for the daughter of Duke Of Marmalade.

With the Oaks at the Curragh on July 20 as her main mid-summer target, her team will wait to see how she takes the exertions of travelling back to Ireland before deciding her exact plan.

"We'll just have a think about it and see how she is when we get home," said Stack's son and assistant, Fozzy.

"I'm not sure if she'll go straight to the Oaks, she might run in the Pretty Polly (Curragh, June 30) first.

"It's a shame for everyone she isn't running at Ascot, we thought they'd get a shower or two but there's been nothing. They had some nearby but nothing on the track.

"It was just a shade too quick for her."

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