Friday 19 July 2019

Lavery hoping switch to six furlongs is not a sorry story

The Dandy Man colt made a big impression when making a successful debut at the Curragh last month over seven furlongs. (Stock picture)
The Dandy Man colt made a big impression when making a successful debut at the Curragh last month over seven furlongs. (Stock picture)

Thomas Kelly

Sheila Lavery is unsure how Breaking Story will fare when he comes back in distance for the Blenheim Stakes at Fairyhouse.

The Dandy Man colt made a big impression when making a successful debut at the Curragh last month over seven furlongs.

Due to a lack of alternative options, Breaking Story drops to six furlongs for this Listed race and Lavery admitted: "He's come on since his first run, but I'm a bit worried that six furlongs might be a bit sharp for him. We'll just see how he gets on."

Aidan O'Brien saddles recent Naas scorer All The King's Men, Isle Of Innisfree and Fantasy, while the Willie McCreery-trained Lethal Promise sets the standard on ratings and is joined by stable companion Nitro Boost, which was a ready winner at Bellewstown on her second start.

Mia Mento looked a high-class prospect for Tom Mullins when making a winning debut at Leopardstown and was not disgraced when fourth behind the exciting Ten Sovereigns in the Round Tower Stakes at the Curragh. However, she lines up with something to prove after disappointing on her recent return to Leopardstown.

Irish Independent

The Throw-In: Kerry back to their best, Connolly’s return and Cork’s baffling inconsistency

In association with Bord Gáis Energy

Editor's Choice

Also in Sport