Richard Fahey’s Curragh, Haydock and Chester sprinter, plus fixed star updates

Our columnist Richard Fahey outlines his plans for some end-of-year goals for his stablemates before going to the Saturday squad.

Breeders’ Cup Team Forms

We’ve got some news snippets from Musley Bank this week with platinum queen Everything is ready for the Prix de l’Abbaye at ParisLongchamp next and she is in great shape. She’s doing really well physically and she’s all right, she’s going out there and has a good chance.

It was a bit unfortunate in Doncaster, we’ve been step before and step after streak, but I think it’s a nice filly that beat it, Trillium, and I’ll keep a close eye on Cheveley Park this weekend to see how it goes.

If we are happy with The Platinum Queen after Abbaye, she can go to the Breeders Cup, Heads up a potential team of three from the yard, with Riddler And the barefoot angel Complete the trio.

The Ridler is in good shape, he can go to Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf a mile, and Barefoot Angel can go to the Juvenile Fillies’ Turf. She ran very well when she won the Ayr and got out of the race really well.

in other news, clearpoint He’s doing so well now that after running in the field at Gimcrack, he’s likely to fall for a five-furlong trip next for the Cornwallis Stakes at Newmarket.

finally, perfect strength In good condition and fully prepared for the British Tournament of Champions at Ascot on Champions Day. We’ll go over Longchamp with him, he loves Ascot so hopefully he can give his best again.

Saturday runners

Ramadan – 3.20 korag

It’s a very competitive race, but I think going up to seven furlongs at the Goffs Million would suit him. He was a little anxious and should have really won in Ayr, he was a little unlucky. He’s come home really well but this big field can fit him and we’re really happy with him, he’s in great shape.

Gabriel Satan – 2.15 Chester

He was very unlucky to draw again in Chester, where he was knocked out 13 times. Every time he runs at Chester this year he has done poorly with a tie but we will go again and see what happens. He ran well in Ayr last time, he’s pretty handicapped, but he needs a little luck in life. We will have to step back and try to break the pace but it hasn’t worked out so far in Chester and it will be difficult from there again.

Three Yorkers – 2.50 Chester

He needs to go a little further, but he’s doing well and we’re happy enough with him. The designer didn’t miss him, but if they ran at a good speed, he could go home pretty well.

New Marwan – 4.00 Chester

For me, he didn’t stay at 1m6f, and he definitely didn’t stay two miles in Chester last time. With that said, Marwan wants to manage it, so I hope he’s right and I’m wrong.

Absolute Dream – 5.10 Chester

He’s been hugely successful in shape and has won over six, seven and mile this year. It wasn’t a mile for him when he was younger, but he won really well in Doncaster during that last trip and is still in great shape.


Any rain will help him. He’s a big, solid horse and I thought he ran just fine in his last two rounds. If he turns out to be soft and they go quickly, he can go home late.

Moyle Strips – 3.15 Haydock

He won Haydock in July so horses for training sessions, but he’s been a disappointment ever since. I hope he can get back to the level of that race where he will have a chance.

Sleeping Jimmy – 4.25 Hedgehog

It is a beautiful horse. He was very weak and retarded and I’m worried he might need to run because he missed a bit. The flight and itinerary have to fit in with that, so hopefully.

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