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Michael Stoute eyes another win in Kilboy Estate Stakes at the Currgah

Updated: Saturday, 19 Jul 2014 13:57 | Comments

Michael Stoute
Michael Stoute

Michael Stoute bids for a second consecutive success in the Group Two Kilboy Estate Stakes, the feature race on the second day of the Curragh's Irish Oaks meeting.

The Newmarket handler scored with Dank 12 months ago and this time relies on Mango Diva, but she has three lengths to make up on runner-up Odeliz on their Princess Elizabeth Stakes form at Epsom.

The two English raiders face a strong home team which is headed by the John Oxx-trained My Titania, a highly promising juvenile last term who is expected to come on for an excellent reappearance fourth behind Rizeena in the Coronation Stakes at Royal Ascot.

Aidan O'Brien's Peace Burg got even closer to Rizeena when a good third in the Falmouth Stakes at Newmarket and another big run beckons.

Oxx and O'Brien also go head-to-head in the Group Three Meld Stakes over 10 furlongs.

The Ballydoyle handler saddles Festive Cheer as the 2013 Irish Derby third returns to home soil after a disappointing run in Dubai.

Ponfeigh, who has the edge in match-fitness, didn't appear to stay when finishing fourth in this year's Classic and the dual mile winner is expected to relish this trip.

A big pot is up for grabs in the Rockingham Handicap and previous winners Whozthecat (2013) and Bubbly Bellini (2012) are back for another crack.

They don't appear as well treated now, however, unlike Yulong Baoju, who is only 1lb higher than when missing out by half a length last year and now has the experience to go with her ability.

Fellow Eddie Lynam inmate Lady Mega and Epsom Dash winner Caspian Prince also look weighted to go well.

Lynam can end the day on a high note by landing the Jebel Ali Racecourse And Stables Fillies Maiden with Witches Brew.

Toogoodtobetrue will be a warm order to improve on her debut second at Naas in the opening Sycamore Lodge Equine Hospital European Breeders Fund Maiden at 2.15.

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