Thursday 27 October 2016

Moviesta pleases in Curragh spin

Published 25/05/2015 | 18:06


Moviesta is on course for a Royal Ascot return following a racecourse gallop at the Curragh on Sunday.

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Not beaten far in the Nunthorpe at York and the Prix de l'Abbaye at Longchamp last season, the five-year-old has recently moved from Bryan Smart's yard to join sprint king Eddie Lynam.

Part-owner Ritchie Fiddes is hoping to see his charge line up in next month's Diamond Jubilee Stakes if he continues to please his trainer in the next few weeks.

Fiddes said: "He went to the Curragh and everyone was happy. We've just been taking our time with him since sending him to Eddie's. There's no rush, as there are so many races at home and abroad for him later in the year.

"I think he's definitely getting to the right place now and hopefully he'll head for the Diamond Jubilee at Royal Ascot. I think he'll probably need another racecourse gallop between now and then.

"Having said that, if he wasn't cherry ripe, we wouldn't send him to Ascot just for a day out. He's a very good horse and we'll look after him.

"He's only a five-year-old, he was a very good three-year-old and was knocking on the door in Group Ones last year.

"I think we'll have an exciting year with him."

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