Friday 27 April 2018

watching brief

Profound Beauty rightly stole the headlines at Leopardstown on Thursday, but the performance in defeat of the three-year-old Akzar was also commendable. A half-brother to the Irish Derby and King George hero Alamshar, John Oxx's colt ran on all the way to the line on just its third start behind the classy mare.

Reported to have attracted interest as a Melbourne Cup prospect, Akzar is clearly a horse of some potential, so it will be interesting to see where he goes from here.

Irish Independent

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