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Bolger mulls Teo run


Trainer Jim Bolger

Trainer Jim Bolger

Trainer Jim Bolger

A Royal Ascot appearance in the Albany Stakes for Teolane is "60-40 in favour" according to trainer Jim Bolger.

The daughter of first-season sire Teofilo, also trained by Bolger, has won her last two starts impressively, most recently in Listed company at Naas earlier in the week, and although that was over six furlongs, she has already won over further.

The trainer told At The Races: "We won't decide until next week. She's had a few quick races and six isn't ideal for her so we really have to think carefully whether we should be doing that again or not."

He added: "At the moment she's 60-40 in favour of going. If she stayed at home she'd go back over seven furlongs, we wouldn't go back over six."

Bolger is likely to have only a couple of other runners at the big meeting with Ballysax and Blue Wind Stakes winner Banimpire a possible for the Ribblesdale Stakes.

"Banimpire goes to Cork on Sunday (Noblesse Stakes) and the Ribblesdale is late the following week so we'll decide after that about her," he added.

"Somasach, the filly that won in Tipperary, is likely to go for either the Queen Mary or the other race (Albany) depending on whether Teolane is going or not.

"If Teolane was not to go, she could go for the Albany."