Patrol reports for Naas duty

first_imgStroll Patrol makes a quick return to action in the Yeomanstown Stud Dark Angel EBF Stakes at Naas on Wednesday following her victory at the Curragh on Sunday. “She’s been placed in a Pattern race in England and hopefully this is a good opportunity to get more black type on the page. “She’s coming right now, she’s in good form and she’s come out of her last race good.” Ken Condon will make a late check on the ground before allowing Newsletter to bid for her second Listed success of the campaign. Winner of the Kilvington Fillies’ Stakes at Nottingham in May, the three-year-old was then a close second to Ainippe in a Group Three at the Curragh before staying on well to finish fifth behind New Providence in the Summer Stakes at York earlier this month. “We’ll have a look at the ground in the first race. We don’t want to run her on firm ground, but she ran very well at York,” said the County Kildare trainer. “She came from a good way back and I’m very happy with her. “We want to step her up to seven furlongs in the Fairy Bridge Stakes (Tipperary, August 27) and there isn’t really much for her between now and then. “The more we get to know, she seems to appreciate easier ground, so we’ll just make sure it’s OK. It’s only up the road from us and she’s very well. The Johnny Murtagh-trained filly goes for Listed honours just four days after coming with a strong, late run to mow down Your Pal Tal to land a premier handicap in good style. “She’s come out of the race very well and I’m very happy with her and looking forward to running her again,” said the County Kildare handler. “She has a (3lb) penalty for winning a Listed race, but she’s got good form in the book and I’d expect her to run very well.” Eddie Lynam is double-handed with Byzantium and Fort Del Oro, while Michael O’Callaghan’s Letters Of Note is the fifth three-year-old in the nine-strong line-up. Rae Guest’s Minalisa is the sole English raider as she attempts to repeat last year’s success in this race. Colour Blue, Maontri and Oneoveryou make up the list. Press Associationlast_img

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