Bolger out to wow opposition

ALLICANSAYIS Wow, prominent in some lists for next year’s Stan James 1000 Guineas, will bid to make it two wins from as many starts in the seven-furlong Golden Fleece Stakes at Leopardstown tonight.

The well-regarded Jim Bolger-trained filly looked a smart prospect when justifying strong market support to score by a tidy length and a quarter at the Dublin venue over six furlongs last month.

That impression was further strengthened when runner-up Lizard Island made all to land the Group Two Railway Stakes at the weekend.

County Carlow handler Bolger is hoping to learn more about the daughter of Street Cry, who will be the only representative of the fairer sex in the Listed event.

He said: “She’s a good type of filly, but we are not so sure of the going. We need to know for next year. The form of her win has worked out well and we think the trip will fine.”

In what looks sure to prove an informative contest, David Myerscough is convinced his representative Bruges is “not there to make up the numbers”.

The Kildare trainer believes the Marju colt has improved since making a winning debut over six furlongs at the Curragh four weeks ago.

“Most of the top stables are represented in it and it’s only a five-strong field, but I think he’ll have a big chance,” said Myerscough.

“On the form of his first run he’d be in with a shout and I believe he’s improved since then – he’s not there to make up the numbers.

“Since his run, he’s been more relaxed and he’s been finishing his work off stronger, so everything is pointing to the extra furlong.

“He’s quite a hardy horse and we think he’ll handle dig in the ground.”

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