Bolger filly Ghaire Newmarket-bound

Cuis Ghaire is poised for her first racecourse appearance since disappointing in the Irish 1000 Guineas with an outing in the Victor Chandler Challenge Stakes at Newmarket next weekend.

Cuis Ghaire is poised for her first racecourse appearance since disappointing in the Irish 1000 Guineas with an outing in the Victor Chandler Challenge Stakes at Newmarket next weekend.

Jim Bolger’s filly found Ghanaati the only obstacle to success in the Stan James-sponsored English equivalent on her seasonal bow, before she trailed home second last on heavy ground at the Curragh.

Bolger said: “She is back to her best and will run at Newmarket in the seven-furlong race next week.

“She could have an international campaign later in if all goes well, and she is one we will keep in training next year too.”

Duff is also on course for another crack at the seven furlong event.

The six-year-old has been unplaced in the last two runnings of the Group Two contest, but is in the form of his life having won Pattern races on his last two starts.

“We’re going to stand our ground at Newmarket. He’s in great nick, he won a Group Three well at Tipperary on Sunday carrying a penalty. He’s a proper horse,” said trainer Edward Lynam.

“The plan is to take him to the Challenge and then hopefully off to Hong Kong for the Mile in December.”

The Co Meath handler has decided to put his promising two-year-old Senior away for the season after he disappointed in the Beresford Stakes at the Curragh.

“He came back very flat the last day. It was probably trainer error,” Lynam added. “He seemed fresh and well. I hadn’t done much with him after the National Stakes, but I shouldn’t have run him. He’ll be put away for next year.”

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