Seven rivals for Beauty
Published 10/09/2010 | 05:00
Profound Beauty will face seven rivals as she bids for a first Group One success in the Irish Field St Leger at The Curragh tomorrow.
Dermot Weld's six-year-old -- one of the leading fancies for the Melbourne Cup in November after winning three of her four starts this term -- will face another possible challenger for that prize as Jeremy Noseda's Sans Frontieres bids to book his ticket to Flemington Park on his first outing at the highest level.
John Dunlop's Tactic, which had Profound Beauty back in second in the Curragh Cup earlier this year, takes his chance again, while Godolphin field last year's Doncaster St Leger runner-up Kite Wood, which will be ridden by Alan Munro for the first time.
Charlie Swan hands Rajik a tough step up in class following his Galway Listed success last time, while Aidan O'Brien sends both Flying Cross and Lady Lupus. The line-up is completed by 2006 Melbourne Cup runner-up Pop Rock.
As expected, Rite Of Passage was taken out at the final declaration stage, while O'Brien's Joshua Tree is another notable absentee and instead heads for the English equivalent at Doncaster.