Dermot Weld's Forgotten Rules set for Irish St Leger at Curragh

Dermot Weld's Forgotten Rules set for Irish St Leger at Curragh

Forgotten Rules is set to head straight for the Palmerstown House Estate Irish St Leger at the Curragh on September 13.

Dermot Weld’s charge looked every inch a Gold Cup horse in the making after winning his first four starts and although he came up short in the Royal Ascot showpiece, he went down fighting to finish third on ground quicker than ideal.

He disappointed when a hot favourite for the Curragh Cup just 10 days later, but has been given time to recover from those exertions and connections are hopeful he will show his true colours on an easier surface in the autumn.

Fiona Craig, breeding advisor for owners Moyglare Stud, said: “He’s in good form. You won’t see him on quick ground again.

“He obviously ran very well at Ascot, but I think he was remembering it a bit at the Curragh, which is why he was disappointing.

“We’ll aim him at the Irish Leger and hope we get good to soft ground. We could run on good, but ideally he wants it soft.

“I doubt he’ll run before the Irish Leger. I don’t think he needs to – he came back from Ascot pretty damn fit.

“Looking beyond the Irish Leger, I would imagine he will go back to Ascot for the second time. Two miles is probably the perfect trip for him.”

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