Look on the bright side with well matured Sierra Sun

Dermot Weld’s Sierra Sun can prove the bet of the night at Gowran Park in the concluding Irish Stallion Farms’ EBF Fillies Maiden.

Look on the bright side with well matured Sierra Sun

The once-raced daughter of Hernando has been given lots of time to mature, 76 days to be precise, and will surely strip fit and ready to strike.

She made her debut at Fairyhouse in late May, going off an easy enough to back 11-2 shot.

Sierra Sun ran a really nice race, staying on strongly in the straight to be beaten a head into second by David Wachman’s Circling. That winner has since acquitted herself well on three occasions in much better races, while the fifth at Fairyhouse, Newton’s Night, has won in the meantime.

Feature event is the Listed Irish Stallion Farms’ EBF Hurry Harriet Stakes and this is a real puzzle, with the nod falling on David Wachman’s Lahinch Classics. She has certainly improved plenty of late, producing her best effort last time when a short head second to Michael Stoute’s Mango Diva in a Group 2 at the Curragh.

Should the rain arrive, however, and the ground rides soft, then that would clearly complicate matters.

Dermot Weld’s riding arrangements indicate Carla Bianca is the stable choice, but she wants a decent surface.

Weld’s other runner, I’m Yours, last seen when easily taking a Listed event on soft ground here back in April, would obviously enter calculations, in the event of the skies opening.

John Oxx’s Primogeniture gets the vote to redeem Galway losses in the 12 furlongs McEnery Cup Handicap. He went off favourite at Ballybrit, but disappointed in finishing eleven and a half lengths third behind Timiyan, who is also in the line up.

Oxx has now booked promising apprentice, Sea Corby, and the bare facts are that Primogeniture, taking the youngster’s claim into account, will re-oppose Timiyan on 22lbs better terms.

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