Fandango’s bid for Rosebery
The view from connections ahead of the Shadwell Stud/EBF Stallions Harry Rosebery Stakes at Ayr on Friday.
Keith Dalgleish, trainer of Clem Fandango.
Clem Fandango has her sights lowered somewhat for the Shadwell Stud/EBF Stallions Harry Rosebery Stakes at Ayr on Friday.
The Keith Dalgleish-trained filly finished third in both the Queen Mary at Royal Ascot and the Weatherbys Super Sprint at Newbury before taking sixth spot in the Lowther at York.
She now tackles the boys back down in Listed company, rather than running against her own sex in the Firth of Clyde Stakes on Saturday.
"She's done great this season, she's just been unlucky," Dalgleish told Racing UK.
"She ran really well in the Hilary Needler at Beverley – she just got chinned on the line – and then we went to Ascot, which was a terrific run.
"We took her to the Lowther and, if I'm being honest, she was maybe a little outclassed. She's been working well since. She takes her races well so we'll have another go."
Harry Dunlop runs Just An Idea, fourth in a Listed race in France last time out yet still a maiden after five runs.
"He's been set some tough tasks this season," said Dunlop.
"The owners were keen to run him here as he needs cut in the ground.
"We're hoping that he might have an each-way chance. In truth, he's not that far away on the figures."
Richard Fahey runs two, with Private Matter second in Listed company last time out looking to hold a stronger chance than his filly, Kocollada.
Richard Hannon sends Northern Thunder and Blue Suede, while David O'Meara is also doubly represented by Coolfitch and Savannah's Dream.
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