Snake on course for Curragh comeback

Sammy The Snake, off the track for over a year, will head straight to the Curragh for a crack at the Boylesports Irish 2000 Guineas on May 24.

Sammy The Snake, off the track for over a year, will head straight to the Curragh for a crack at the Boylesports Irish 2000 Guineas on May 24.

The Diktat colt won the opening juvenile race of the Irish season last term and is held in high regard by trainer Brendan Duke.

“God willing, Sammy The Snake will definitely go for the Irish Guineas,” said Duke.

“He is a very, very smart colt and is back in work now. I’m very happy with the way he’s progressing but that will be his first port of call this season.

“He had a serious setback in so far as he strained his hind suspensory.

“We were going for the Phoenix Stakes and then the Goffs Million with him and he did a brilliant piece of work shortly before the first race.

“But when we checked him in the evening he had heat in his off-hind so I scanned him and it showed no tear but there was a bruise in it.

“He didn’t start doing anything from August until December, but he has been on the go since and I’m very happy with him.”

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