Tuesday 17 October 2017

Meld aim for Elleval

David Marnane
David Marnane

David Marnane has his sights set on a run at Leopardstown with Elleval after his fine effort in defeat at the Curragh on Saturday.

The three-year-old, who was runner-up to Lines Of Battle in the UAE Derby, was beaten less than two lengths when fifth in the Dubai Duty Free Millenium Millionaire Celebration Stakes on his first outing since that Meydan run in March.

Marnane said: "It was his first run back, he ran very well and he should come on for the run. I was particularly pleased with the way he travelled and it was great that he came straight back with a good run after Dubai. He is entered in the Meld Stakes at Leopardstown (July 25) and that's where he will go next."

The trainer added: "Provided he shows up well there he will then go for the Secretariat Stakes in Arlington (August 17). That is over a mile and a quarter on the inside turf track and he stays well."

Press Association

Independent.ie Comments Facility

INM has taken the decision to remove the commenting facility on its online platform Independent.ie to minimise the legal risk to our business that arises from Ireland's draconian libel awards system.

We continue to look forward to receiving comments through direct email contact or via social media, some of which may still be featured on the website Independent.ie

Editor's Choice

Also in Sport