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Curragh Sunday preview

Updated: Saturday, 20 Jul 2013 13:45 | Comments

Dank (c) narrowly came up short in the Duke Of Cambridge Stakes at Royal Ascot
Dank (c) narrowly came up short in the Duke Of Cambridge Stakes at Royal Ascot

Dank crosses the Irish Sea in search of Group Two honours in the Kilboy Estate Stakes, the feature event at the Curragh on Sunday. 

The Michael Stoute-trained four-year-old narrowly came up short at this level in the Duke Of Cambridge Stakes at Royal Ascot and looked in need of a return to this longer nine-furlong trip that day.

The home challenge is headed by Fiesolana, who completed a hat-trick in a Fairyhouse Group Three over seven furlongs and remains on an upward curve.

Caponata is not normally usually far away, while Say belied her odds of 20-1 when a close-up fifth in the Pretty Polly Stakes.

Joe Eile tries five furlongs for the first time in a wide-open renewal of the Boylesports.com Rockingham Handicap.

After dead-heating at Navan, the five-year-old was beaten just over a length in the valuable Paddy Power Sprint last month and rarely runs a bad race.

Ken Condon won the event in 2010 and has a good chance again courtesy of In Salutem, who missed out on a double at Fairyhouse last time by the shortest of margins.

Courage returns to the Flat scene in the Ladies Qualified Riders Association Fegentri World Championship Race Handicap.

He has been knocking on the door over hurdles this year and the burden of top weight shouldn't prevent another bold bid as he reverts to the level.

The seven-race card gets under way at 2.15 with the Equisoftlive.com Nursery Handicap, in which Bluebell is likely to be all the rage.

The Aidan O'Brien-trained filly got within a short head of adding to her maiden success in a decent event at Killarney on Monday and an initial mark of 84 doesn't look too harsh.

The Organ Grinder is interesting following a comfortable maiden success at Limerick.

O'Brien has strong claims in the closing Goffs Fillies Maiden with Il Palazzo, who has filled the runner-up berth on her last two starts.

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