Moore targets Curragh cash

Stan Moore is hoping to pick up a share of the prize money when he makes a two-pronged assault on the Tattersalls Ireland Sale Stakes at the Curragh on Saturday.

Stan Moore is hoping to pick up a share of the prize money when he makes a two-pronged assault on the Tattersalls Ireland Sale Stakes at the Curragh on Saturday.

The British trainer has yet to hit the jackpot in this race but he has collected some euros from his raids in the last few years as there is cash up for grabs down to 10th place.

Nikindi earned £13,000 for finishing fourth 12 months ago and Moore plans to send Flawless Diamond and Fong’s Alibi over to Ireland this weekend.

“Flawless Diamond only won a seller last time but she’s always worked really good at home and the blinkers seemed to have worked on her. She’ll take her chance,” he said.

“The ground will be very soft so it will be the survival of the fittest.

“They’re a few good ones from trainers like Tom Dascombe and Mick Channon but there’s prize money down to 10th so you might as well have a go.

“Fong’s Alibi has been third in two maidens and she’s out of a Sadler’s Wells mare so she shouldn’t mind the ground.

“She ran a bit disappointing the last day, she got a bit upset with all that goes on at Glorious Goodwood. It was one of those races you have to forget and put a line through it.

“In theory we are not good enough to beat them on Saturday and are probably playing for fourth. You never know.

“I’ve been trying to win it a good few times and been second, third and fourth in it. Nearly every year we’ve gone over we’ve some prize money. This year it looks like it’s for those who can go on the ground and we’ll be giving it a shot.”

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