Friday 19 July 2019

'Peregrine' can swoop again for Fahey

'With a win record of over 40 per cent, the nine-year-old has proved a fantastic servant' Stock photo: AFP/Getty Images
'With a win record of over 40 per cent, the nine-year-old has proved a fantastic servant' Stock photo: AFP/Getty Images

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Peter Fahey's Peregrine Run has become something of a staple of this summer and the trainer looks to have found another good opportunity at Cork this evening.

With a win record of over 40 per cent, the nine-year-old has proved a fantastic servant and following another recent win over fences, Fahey has opted to revert to hurdles.

The Gina & The Champions Play After Racing Hurdle at Cork has attracted a decent field for the €20,000 on offer with Doctor Duffy also in the winning groove just now.

Rashaan, Woodland Opera and Great Trango offer depth to the race but with his ideal fast ground it would be difficult to see the rejuvenated Peregrine Run overturned here.

There could be an interesting story in the final race of the day as Colm Murphy sends out his first runner since returning to the training ranks.

The multiple Grade One and Cheltenham Festival-winning trainer has decided to take out his licence for a second time and runs Glendruid in the last.

The well-bred five-year-old carries the colours of Paul McKeon and is a tentative choice in an open race.

Earlier, in-form trainer Jessica Harrington can strike with Dandjira in the opener.

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