Clondinnery potential excites Lyons

GER LYONS is excited about the prospect of running Clondinnery over seven furlongs after his fine effort in the Railway Stakes on Sunday.

The Choisir colt made a bold bid to make every post a winning one in the Group Two event and despite being headed some way out by Samuel Morse, he was only half a length off the winner Formosina at the line.

Lyons said: “He’s a horse I can’t wait to go seven furlongs with – it just hasn’t happened yet, the race hasn’t arrived that I want to go for.

“The only race I haven’t put him in is the Phoenix Stakes because it closed early but he’s in all the others.

“I’d have no problems taking on Samuel Morse or the winner again.

“At one point it looked like he might get swamped but he was coming back at them. I’m not saying he’s better then them but I’d be afraid of none of them over seven and I told his owner way back that with a bit of luck we could have a Guineas horse on our hands.

“The best thing about him is he is not for sale, whereas last year I had to sell all my best two-year-olds.

“I think a lot of him and I thought he ran accordingly the other day. If you’d offered me third before the race I’d have taken it but after the race I was disappointed, if that makes any sense.

“This horse is a genuine Group Two-Group One horse – he could be smart.”


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