Wednesday 22 February 2017

watching brief

Published 07/08/2010 | 05:00

Profound Beauty rightly stole the headlines at Leopardstown on Thursday, but the performance in defeat of the three-year-old Akzar was also commendable. A half-brother to the Irish Derby and King George hero Alamshar, John Oxx's colt ran on all the way to the line on just its third start behind the classy mare.

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Reported to have attracted interest as a Melbourne Cup prospect, Akzar is clearly a horse of some potential, so it will be interesting to see where he goes from here.

Irish Independent

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