Sport Horse Racing

Thursday 15 November 2018

Flowering Peach ready to bloom in Galway run

Trainer Aidan O'Brien. Photo: Sportsfile
Trainer Aidan O'Brien. Photo: Sportsfile

Thomas Kelly

Aidan O'Brien has been mopping up the maidens at the end of the season and Flowering Peach looks sure to go well in the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Fillies Maiden at Galway.

A Galileo filly from a Giant's Causeway mare, she ran well on her racecourse debut at Leopardstown recently. Third of 20, she was beaten by only a length by Lightning Amber and looks sure to improve for the run.

Seamie Heffernan rides Flowering Peach, with Donnacha O'Brien on Delphinia, a sister to Delano Roosevelt, which improved from her first run to her second, but looks to have plenty to find against her stablemate.

Dermot Weld runs an interesting newcomer in Kiss For A Jewel. By the impressive first season sire Kingman, she is out of Sapphire, which Weld trained to several big-race wins.

Weld has booked the promising Ben Coen to ride top-weight Dalton Highway in the John Mulholland Bookmakers Handicap and his 7lb claim could be put to good use.

Youcantcallherthat will attract plenty of attention in the Wexford Vintners Handicap Hurdle. She is currently rated 143 over fences, so her prospects are there for all to see when she competes now off a hurdles mark of 87.

Peter Fahey's Peregrine Run heads a small, but select, field of five for the MW Hickey Memorial Chase, which also features the Gordon Elliott-trained Dinaria Des Obeaux.

Ruby Walsh has two mounts for Willie Mullins at Bettyville - Mister Blue Sky in the Nick O'Donnell Memorial Maiden Hurdle and Cool Colonnade in the IRIS First For Racing Footage In Ireland Rated Novice Hurdle - and will have high hopes of a double.

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