Bolger confident Beo is back

JIM Bolger is confident Finsceal Beo is back to something approaching her best ahead of Saturday’s eagerly-awaited $5m Dubai Duty Free.

The four-year-old daughter of Mr Greeley enjoyed a stunning early three-year-old campaign in 2007, winning the English and Irish 1000 Guineas.

She was only denied a clean sweep of all three major European fillies’ classics when beaten a head by Darjina in the French equivalent.

“Her form tapered off in the latter part of the season, but she’s back to herself again now,” said Bolger.

“We weighed her and her weight is good. She’ll just have a canter again tomorrow and have a little blow on the turf on Wednesday.”

Darjina and Majestic Roi will also represent the fairer sex in the Duty Free, while Mike De Kock is set to run Archipenko, who won the Group 2 Al Fahidi Fort last month.

“He has pleased us since his win and, with a decent draw, we have to hope for a big effort,” said the South African trainer.

“It will just be a case of keeping him ticking over between now and the big night.”

Godolphin will be represented by Champion Stakes winner Literato, who will be having his first start for Sheikh Mohammed’s operation.

He will be joined by the ex-Bolger-trained Creachadoir, but the stable’s Ramonti has failed to recover in time from a setback and misses out.

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