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Paul Deegan considers options for Midnight Soprano

Updated: Thursday, 18 Jul 2013 15:27 | Comments

Midnight Soprano (near side) is lined up for the Curragh in August
Midnight Soprano (near side) is lined up for the Curragh in August

Paul Deegan is weighing up the options for his smart mare Midnight Soprano following her decent effort in the Lancashire Oaks on unsuitable ground.

Deegan was delighted with her latest run in the Group Two at Haydock where she was a respectable sixth to Emirates Queen.

He said: "She's in tip-top form. The ground at Haydock was just too lively for her, but she wasn't beaten far"

"She's in very good form so it's onwards and upwards hopefully with her."

The Curragh trainer is looking at races such as the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Give Thanks Stakes at Cork on 6 August or the Irish St Leger Trial Stakes at his local track on 24 August for the six-year-old, as long as conditions are favourable.

He said: "There's the Give Thanks Stakes at Cork or maybe the Leger Trial at the Curragh. We've got a few options for her."

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