Aloof to blow away rivals
Naas date for Wachman ace
Last Updated: May 15, 2012 5:04pm
David Wachman will learn plenty about Aloof when she lines up in the Irish Stallion Farms European Breeders Fund Blue Wind Stakes on Wednesday.
A daughter of Galileo out of the good sprinter Airwave, she surprisingly relished the step up to middle distances last time out.
Having chased home Wading and then won at Dundalk last November, she won a decent contest back on the all-weather on her reappearance and still holds an entry in the Investec Oaks.
"It's all about trying to get some black type with these fillies," said Wachman.
"She'd been crying out for a trip so I wasn't surprised she stayed 11 furlongs the last day, even though she's out of Airwave.
"I've been happy with her since and we'll know an awful lot more about her after tomorrow."
Jim Bolger has won four of the last 10 renewals and runs Cleofila, a daughter of Teofilo who proved no match for Kissed on her first start of the campaign.
One place ahead of her that day was Kevin Prendergast's Aaraas and the pair meet again.
Dermot Weld runs Princess Highway, a very impressive winner of a Leopardstown maiden beating Betterbetterbetter, who ran well in the Cheshire Oaks last week.
John Oxx has an interesting contender too in Shebella, winner of her only start at Limerick.
However, possibly the most interesting runner is Aidan O'Brien's Was.
She cost 1.2m guineas as a yearling and won her only start last year by two and a half lengths.
Her dam is a half-sister to New Approach and she still holds entries in the Irish 1000 Guineas and the Investec Oaks.