Belfast Telegraph

Friday 29 August 2014

Rain required for Alainn

Turf action

Tracey Collins is looking for any ease in the ground at Naas before committing Aoife Alainn to Wednesday's Blue Wind Stakes.

This would be the Dr Fong filly's first start for her new trainer but she boasts excellent form from Italy.

Aoife Alainn beat Godolphin's useful yardstick Antara in the Group One Premio Lydia Tesio on her final start last October.

"She's very well, but she won't run unless there is rain. Unfortunately the rain seems to be falling everywhere but here," said Curragh-based Collins.

"She seems in good form and is a nice filly to have in the yard.

"She's in the Tattersalls Gold Cup on Guineas weekend, and there is also a fillies' Group race there (the Ridgewood Pearl Stakes).

"She has to carry a Group One penalty so that's the races we'll be aiming her at.

"She's one to look forward to this season."

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