English and Irish 1000 Guineas winner Finsceal Beo features among a fascinating 12-strong entry for Sunday’s United Arab Emirates Royal Whip Stakes at the Curragh.
Jim Bolger’s star filly has not raced since finishing eighth in the Coronation Stakes at Royal Ascot and would be taking on the colts for the first time this season in this Group Two event, as well as having a first attempt at 10 furlongs.
She is also entered in the Prix du Haras de Fresnay-le-Buffard-Jacques le Marois at Deauville on the same afternoon in Deauville. But if staying at home, she can expect to face a strong team from the Aidan O’Brien yard.
O’Brien can pick from recent Gordon Stakes winner Yellowstone and Vodafone Derby runner-up Eagle Mountain as well as Hitchcock and Acapulco.
Tommy Stack’s consistent Alexander Tango, the David Wachman-trained Fracas and British raider Championship Point add further spice to proceedings.