Saturday 21 April 2018

Snaefell targeting Greenlands gold

Michael Halford Photo: Getty Images
Michael Halford Photo: Getty Images

Keith Hamer

Snaefell is set to make his fourth successive appearance in the Weatherbys Ireland Greenlands Stakes at the Curragh on Saturday.

Michael Halford's seven-year-old sprinter has finished second, fifth and third in the Group Three contest over six furlongs and is a four-times course winner.

"The plan is to run him. We're pleased with him and he's come forward since his last run as well so we're taking our chances," said Halford.

"He's a standing dish at the Curragh. He likes it there and always runs well."

The County Kildare trainer is unlikely to declare his other Greenlands entry Invincible Ash.

The six-year-old mare is not quite ready for a return to action after a busy spell in Meydan where she ran five times.

"She is doubtful, but I have to speak to her owner," the County Kildare-based handler went on.

"She had a bit of a break when she came back from Meydan and she's done well for it.

"She's in a Group Three (Ballyogan Stakes) at Leopardstown in June and she also has a couple of engagements at Ascot (King's Stand and Golden Jubilee), so we'll see."

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