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Weld to show good Sense

Dermot Weld believes the conditions of the Breeders' Cup Marathon could spark a revival in the fortunes of Sense Of Purpose.

The five-year-old mare has failed to show her best form in three starts this season, all run on her unfavoured soft ground.

Weld expects Sense Of Purpose to reveal her true colours in this Grade Two on dirt over a mile and three-quarters.

"Sense Of Purpose will run in the Marathon. She didn't get her ground all year and loves fast ground," said the Rosewell House handler.

"The Marathon is on dirt and I've worked her at Dundalk and she handled it well."

Weld will have a second runner at Santa Anita in the shape of three-year-old colt Speaking Of Which.

"Speaking Of Which will run in the Twilight Derby which is a three-year-old race over nine furlongs on the turf and is a Grade Two," he said.



Twin' lights up Ballybrit chase

Twinlight put up a game front-running display to outpoint his four rivals in the Faber Audiovisuals Ballybrit Novice Chase at Galway.

The Willie Mullins-trained 15/8 favourite was headed just briefly by Argocat at the final fence but he responded to Ruby Walsh's urgings.

Twinlight pulled away on the run-in to score by two lengths.

Cootamundra was making eyecatching progress having been held up when he came down at the last.

Walsh said: "He was a bit keen early and recovered well from two mistakes. In fairness, it was a good performance and he keeps surprising me."

The jockey honours earlier on the card went to Davy Russell, who netted a near-28/1 hat-trick on Rogue Angel (1/6 favourite), Shrapnel (9/2) and Lastoftheleaders (7/2).



Positive report on Camelot

Camelot is continuing to make progress in his recovery from a bout of colic.

It was the intention of trainer Aidan O'Brien and his Coolmore bosses to keep him in training as a four-year-old and despite the setback that is still the plan.

"He's still at Coolmore, the boss (John Magnier) can see him from his office," said O'Brien.

"We hope to have him back next year, that's the plan."


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