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Destination is Dubai for Lyon's Berg

Berg Bahn will be Ger Lyons' main hope of success at the Dubai Carnival this spring.

Lyons, who trains in Co Meath, has become the master of the all-weather in Ireland and can look forward to a visit to a rather warmer climate.

Berg Bahn is likely to be joined by a couple of stable lesser lights and is considered a promising sort after winning a Fairyhouse maiden and finishing fourth to Lady Lupus in the Listed Lanwades & Staffordstown Studs Stakes at the Curragh in October.

"She is a nice three-year-old filly and I hope to aim her for the Dubai 1000 Guineas," said Lyons. "She won first time out and it was one of those things the next time when she looked all over the winner and just got bogged down in the ground.

"She'll be better on better ground and we'll just see if she's up to that sort of level."

Dougie Costello expects to return to race-riding within the next fortnight after recovering from a ligament injury. The jockey, who is based with John Quinn in Malton, had a fall at Wetherby a month ago and was clipped on the knee by a passing horse.

"I rode out last Thursday so it's going well," said Costello. "The horses aren't doing much so I haven't been missing a lot, and hopefully in 10 days or two weeks I'll be back."


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