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Fairyhouse target for Corner

Sheikh Mohammed's Blue Corner will run next at Fairyhouse on July 15.

The once-raced Teofilo colt won a 10-furlong maiden at the Curragh in May by five lengths and was supplemented for the International Stakes last weekend by his trainer Michael Halford.

However, the very soft ground prevented the three-year-old from appearing, with Halford content to wait for more suitable terrain.

"He'll go for a conditions race at Fairyhouse on the 15th," said Halford.

"I just didn't want to risk him on the ground they had at the Curragh. He wants it decent and it was a long way from decent at the weekend.

"He might have been supplemented and some owners would maybe have wanted to run, but with Sheikh Mohammed the horse's welfare always comes first and it wouldn't have been right to run him."


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