Wednesday 16 January 2019

Irish 2,000 Guineas confirmed as target for Blue De Vega

Blue De Vega
Blue De Vega

Blue De Vega is to be prepared for the Tattersalls Irish 2,000 Guineas following his promising reappearance at the Curragh on Monday.

The Michael O'Callaghan-trained colt put in his best work at the finish when runner-up to the highly-regarded Awtaad, who was receiving 3lb, in the Tetrarch Stakes over seven furlongs.

Connections are now looking forward to stepping Blue De Vega up to a mile.

"It was very promising. He needed it and it will put him spot on," said David Redvers, racing manager to owners Qatar Racing.

"He also needs further, so we'll come back for the Irish Guineas."

Blue De Vega, who was taken out of the Qipco 2000 Guineas at the final declaration stage, is generally available at 20-1 for the Irish equivalent back at the Curragh on May 21.

Press Association

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