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Trainer Joe Murphy hoping for Curragh rain

Updated: Monday, 14 Jul 2014 16:34 | Comments

Euphrasia (L) finished third at the Curragh in May
Euphrasia (L) finished third at the Curragh in May

Trainer Joe Murphy insists ground conditions will be key to deciding where stable star Euphrasia makes her next competitive appearance.

The five-year-old won at Listed and Group Three level in 2013 and was last seen turning in a career-best effort to finish third behind Noble Mission and Magician in the Group One Tattersalls Gold Cup at the Curragh in May.

She holds entries in this weekend's Kilboy Estate Stakes at the Curragh and the Nassau Stakes at Glorious Goodwood, but Murphy is unwilling to commit to any targets at this stage.

He said: "It's all ground related. We need a bit of ease in the ground to be going anywhere with her.

"She's left in the race on Sunday at the moment. They are saying the rain could come on Thursday, so we'll see.

"She's in the Nassau Stakes at Goodwood and has plenty of options.

"She's done her job, having been placed in a Group One. They are obviously the hardest races to win, but she might just nick one if things go her way."

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