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Oliver wants more from Negotiate

Andy Oliver feels Negotiate will be at her best for the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Hurry Harriet Stakes at Gowran Park.

The County Tyrone trainer believes the filly will have come on for her latest start at Cork, where she was fourth in a Group Three, as she suffered a minor setback before that run.

"She had an injury to her foot so she missed a bit of work. We thought she might be a bit short in Cork, so we were delighted with the run. The ground was a shade more on the quicker side than we expected," said the trainer.

"She's been no trouble since. She's well in herself and everything is good.

"She has won over this course and distance (one mile one and a half furlongs) and won over a mile three at Killarney, and it was a mile and a half at Cork, where she showed plenty of pace. She may have got a little bit tired last time out, so I have no fears dropping her back to this trip."

Ezalli pleased her trainer Edward Lynam when second in a Listed contest at the Curragh in June - her first race for seven months. The County Meath handler believes she has come on for the outing and is expecting a decent show.

He said: "She's in good order and I'm hoping for a good run. She ran a good race at the Curragh on Irish Derby day. She's nice and fresh. Hopefully she'll run well."

Dermot Weld is double-handed with Sapphire and Enchanted Evening in a field of 13, as is Aidan O'Brien, who sends into battle Look At Me and Why.

John Oxx saddles Kirinda, while Kevin Prendergast is giving last year's Moyglare Stud Stakes third Kissable her first run of the season.

Jessica Harrington is represented by Bible Belt, winner of a Leopardstown premier handicap on her seasonal debut. Boynagh Joy, Ballybacka Lady, Hurricane Havoc and One Spirit complete the line-up.


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