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Rajik has world as his Oyster

Charlie Swan's Rajik could bid to complete a quickfire hat-trick in the Ardilaun Hotel Oyster Stakes at Galway on Monday.

Following an impressive success in handicap company at the Galway Festival, the five-year-old took the step up to Listed company in his stride with victory at the Curragh on Saturday. Swan is delighted with how his charge has taken those exertions and feels he might as well run again while he is clearly at the top of his game.

"He's come out of it very well, he's actually bucking and kicking out in the field. He's really seems to have hit form over the last couple of months. He didn't travel well to Royal Ascot and we probably shouldn't have gone to Newcastle after that," said Swan.

"He might run again on Monday in Galway. There is a mile-and-a-half Listed race there and he is a course and distance winner, so we might give it a go while he's in good form.

"We haven't really got any long-term plans at this stage. I was going to go back jumping with him, but I'm in two minds now he's won a Listed race on the Flat.

"The trouble is, it's going to be hard for him in handicaps now as he'd have so much weight and he's only just over 15 hands.

"But if he can maybe win another Listed race, we might even look for a Group Three for him somewhere. We'll just have to see."

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