Thursday 14 December 2017

Cheval Rouge set for green light at Cork

CHEVAL ROUGE is set for a swift return at Cork this weekend after finishing second in the Irish Lincolnshire at the Curragh on Sunday.

Harry Rogers' mud-loving mare beat all bar Sweet Lightning in the feature event of the first day of the Irish Flat turf season.

The County Louth trainer is keen to keep Cheval Rouge up to her work while conditions are in her favour.

Rogers said: "She ran a blinder and we were delighted with her.

"She's been the track a few times this year (to work) and she was working awful well, so we thought she'd run a big race.

"That ground is important to her and if she's all right she'll more than likely go to Cork on Saturday for a race over a mile and a quarter - that's her trip.

"She could go to the Galway Festival later on if the ground is right as she ran well there last year.

"We'll keep running as the ground dries up very quickly."

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