Sport Horse Racing

Tuesday 12 December 2017

Langtry to test mettle

Coronation Stakes heroine Lillie Langtry looks set to pit her wits against the older fillies for the first time in the Falmouth Stakes at Newmarket next month.

After finishing a close-up fifth in the Irish 2,000 Guineas on her seasonal reappearance, the Danehill Dancer filly turned in an impressive performance when scoring at Royal Ascot.

Trainer Aidan O'Brien said: "She's in good form and it's very possible she'll go for the Falmouth. She's a filly with loads of class and a mile isn't a problem for her.

"After that we could look at the Nassau Stakes at Goodwood, but at the moment the Falmouth is the first target."

Mikhail Glinka, another Royal Ascot winner, will be given a short holiday before connections decide on future plans.

Starspangledbanner remains a likely July Cup participant but O'Brien will wait until he returns to full work before making a final decision.

Irish Independent

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