Jet Setting hoping for lift-off in Concorde Stakes

The prospect of soft ground has tempted Adrian Keatley to run Jet Setting in the Coolmore Stud Home Of Champions Concorde Stakes at Tipperary on Sunday.

The Co Kildare trainer had been considering races at Ascot and Newmarket in the near future for his Irish 1,000 Guineas heroine, but is opting to keep her nearer home due to the prevailing weather conditions.

Jet Setting, who lowered the colours of Minding in the fillies' Classic at the Curragh in May, finished sixth behind Alice Springs in the Matron Stakes at Leopardstown on her first outing since occupying the same position in the Coronation Stakes at Royal Ascot, from which she returned home sick.

Keatley is hoping the drop down to Group Three company will see his stable star regain the winning thread.

"She's been working well and it looks like she'll be going to Tipperary," he said.

"The ground is good over in England at the minute while it Tipperary it was reported as heavy.

"We'll have to see what the weather does, but I can't see it being no better than soft at Tipperary on Sunday, so we'll go there."

Johannes Vermeer, who has not been seen since winding up his juvenile campaign with victory in the Group One Criterium International at Saint-Cloud in November, is also among 18 possibles.

His trainer Aidan O'Brien also has The Happy Prince, winner of Sunday's Renaissance Stakes at the Curragh.

Andrew Slattery has his progressive filly Creggs Pipes in the seven-and-a-half-furlong contest, while Willie McCreery can choose from Dolce Strega and Erysimum.

The three possible British challengers are David O'Meara's pair of Custom Cut and Lord Of The Land plus Brendan Powell's Dark Emerald

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