Jet all set to swoop in Concorde

Adrian Keatley is hoping Jet Setting can get back on the winning path when she drops down from the top level at Tipperary on Sunday.

Jet Setting: Runs in the Concorde

The Irish 1,000 Guineas winner lines up for the Group Three Coolmore Stud Home Of Champions Concorde Stakes after suffering two defeats in Group One company following her Classic success.

Sixth in both Royal Ascot's Coronation Stakes and the Matron Stakes at Leopardstown, Jet Setting has been pleasing Keatley ahead of her latest assignment.

"She did a piece of work on Tuesday morning and we were delighted with her. Shane (Foley) rode her and he was very happy," said Keatley.

"All roads lead to Sunday, so hopefully we can get back to winning ways with her."

Creggs Pipes was two and a half lengths and one place behind Jet Setting at Leopardstown and renews rivalries.

Andrew Slattery's filly was making her Group One debut at Foxrock having progressed through the ranks with four successive victories and a second place in a Group Three this year.

Slattery said: "She is in super form. There isn't much left for her to run in, so the plan is to let her take her chance on Sunday and I'd say this will be her last run of the year.

"I thought she ran very well in the Matron and that looked the best fillies race run this year. As it turned out, we were on the wrong side of the track and I'd say that probably cost her a couple of lengths.

"She was showing signs of coming into season when beaten by Tanaza in the Fairy Bridge Stakes, but she worked great earlier this week and with the soft ground likely on Sunday, she'll take her chance."

Sruthan makes his fourth successive appearance in the seven-and-a-half-furlong heat. The winner in 2013, Paul Deegan's Arakan gelding showed he retains plenty of ability when fourth to Awtaad in the Group Two Boomerang Stakes at Leopardstown last time out.

"He is in great form and ran a hell of a race behind Awtaad at Leopardstown on Irish Champions Weekend on ground that was probably lively enough for him," said Deegan.

"We know that he prefers softer ground and he looks like getting that on Sunday.

"He has won the race before and all is good with him, so he'll line up and I'd be very hopeful that he'll run a big race for us."

Other leading contenders in a 10-strong field include Aidan O'Brien's The Happy Prince and Jim Bolger's Flight Risk, who were the first two home in the Renaissance Stakes at the Curragh last weekend.

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