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Paul Deegan eager to see Midnight Soprano at Cork

Updated: Thursday, 06 Jun 2013 18:15 | Comments

Midnight Soprano (near side) in action at the Curragh
Midnight Soprano (near side) in action at the Curragh

Trainer Paul Deegan is looking forward to seeing star mare Midnight Soprano make her seasonal reappearance in the Cork Racecourse Mallow Noblesse Stakes on 16 June.

The six-year-old enjoyed a quite outstanding campaign in 2012, winning five of her eight competitive appearances, as well as being placed at Group Three level.

A Group Three victory is top of the agenda for the current campaign, which Deegan expects to be Midnight Soprano's last before she is retired to stud.

He said: "She'll be starting off at Cork in a couple of weeks and I really can't wait to get her going again.

"She's a special mare and in really good form at home.

"Our main aim is to try and win a Group Three with her this year, so hopefully we can do that.

"At the moment the plan would be for her to win a Group Three and then finish her career in the Irish St Leger at the Curragh (15 September)."

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