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Dunboyne to Express himself in Anglesey

Dunboyne Express is on target for the Anglesey Stakes at the Curragh on Sunday week after making a pleasing impression on his debut.

The two-year-old Shamardal colt got the better of the Aidan O'Brien-trained Master Of Hounds by a short head as they pulled five lengths clear of the third, Roderic O'Connor, in a seven-furlong maiden at Leopardstown four weeks ago.

"He's pretty good and he's probably going to run in the Anglesey at the Oaks meeting," said trainer Kevin Prendergast.

Prendergast took the Group Three contest over six furlongs and 63 yards with Regional Counsel in 2006.

Plans for Recharge are on hold after the four-year-old was found to be suffering from a virus following a lacklustre display at the Curragh.

The Cape Cross colt, who is trained by Kevin Prendergast, was a well-beaten fourth behind Precious Gem last month but scoped dirty afterwards. His form before that had been most consistent this season and included a Listed success and a second place in the Group One Tattersalls Gold Cup.

"He scoped badly after his last run, he had a bit of a virus on him," said Prendergast. "We knew it wasn't his form. He'd been second to the horse that won the Coronation Cup (Fame And Glory) and had that good filly that won the Pretty Polly (Chinese White) behind him. We'll see how long it takes him to recover and then we'll make a plan."

Michael Stoute is on the lookout for a top-class rider to partner Royal Ascot winner Harbinger in the King George VI And Queen Elizabeth Stakes after stable jockey Ryan Moore opted to ride Workforce. The pair dominate the market for the Betfair-sponsored midsummer showpiece, with Workforce the even-money favourite to follow up his Investec Derby success.

Christophe Lemaire will be out of action for up to a month after he was confirmed to have fractured a bone in his left leg. The top French jockey took a heavy fall at Compiegne on Monday.


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