Love for Moyglare
Unbeaten filly set to take 'obvious' step
Last Updated: July 16, 2012 12:05pm
The unbeaten filly Sendmylovetorose could be set to step up to Group One company in the Moyglare Stud Stakes at the Curragh on September 9.
Trainer Andy Oliver believes she deserves to take her chance at the top level after adding the Group Two Cherry Hinton Stakes at Newmarket to her Group Three success at the Curragh and a Navan debut win.
He believes Sendmylovetorose would have no trouble staying seven furlongs and while the Keeneland Phoenix Stakes, also at the Curragh (on August 12) over six furlongs is a possibility, that would mean taking on the colts.
"She's come out of Newmarket in great form. Because we wanted to take it one stage at a time with her, she hasn't got any entries so she is going to have to be supplemented," said the County Tyrone handler.
Bit Of A Pain
"It is a bit of a pain now but we are just going to deal with it as it comes.
"The next one in Ireland is the Phoenix Stakes. It's a Group One over six furlongs but we would have to take on the colts.
"The obvious one would be the Moyglare over seven and Colm (O'Donoghue) is in no doubt she will get the trip.
"Those two races would be the highest on the agenda and obviously she'll have an entry in the Cheveley Park (at Newmarket) later in the year.
"We know she travels well, but a home fixture over seven for the Moyglare might be the preferred option.
"I suppose we have to keep moving up, so if we could get one race in between and then go for the Moyglare, that might be the preferred route.
"She's won a Group Three, she's won a Group Two and I suppose the next stage up is to go for a Group One."