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'Hugely exciting' Mooneista takes next step towards Commonwealth Cup

4.40 Naas
Goffs Lacken Stakes (Group 3) | 6f | 3yo | RTV/RTE2

Classics may no longer be the objective for Laws Of Indices and A Case Of You, but the good news for trainers Ken Condon and Ado McGuinness respectively is that both horses have the potential to make up into classy sprinters this season.

The pair are of huge interest coming back in trip here after both ran decent races in the 2,000 Guineas Trial at Leopardstown on their seasonal debuts, but their optimum trip appears to be below a mile.

A Case Of You may have won on the all-weather but he is a better horse on softer ground so the worse conditions get, the greater his chance of victory will be.

Laws Of Indices shaped as though he would improve a lot for his comeback at Leopardstown, but the fact he has to give weight to everything is slightly off-putting.

The Jack Davison-trained Mooneista may not have been anything special at two but all she has done is progress this season and she should not be underestimated off the back of a career-best performance when winning a Listed event at this track. 

Lipizzaner holds obvious claims as well. A Listed winner as a juvenile, Coolmore's three-year-old showed up well on his return when third to Measure Of Magic at Navan, form that has since been given a boost. 

Whether this goes to the proven sprinters or the colts reverting in trip, only time will tell, but it promises to be an informative event.

What they say
Ken Condon, trainer of Laws Of Indices
He ran well at Leopardstown where he had a penalty to carry and he has that again here, but we think he has come forward from the run. It's going to be an informative race for us and hopefully he can give a good account. 

Ado McGuinness, trainer of A Case Of You
It didn't work out at Leopardstown where he was fresh and free but he worked very well the other day on the grass so I'm expecting a big run. The rain will be a help for him. Hopefully he can redeem himself and, if he does, we could look at the Commonwealth Cup. 

Jack Davison, trainer of Mooneista
She's hugely exciting and is all good to go. It's a competitive race but it's where we want to be. We're working back from the Commonwealth Cup, hence why we are taking this in. The whole family improved with age and she's only hitting her stride. 

Jessica Harrington, trainer of Santosha
This will be a bit of a fact-finding mission on her first start for me but she has been training well. She's an interesting filly and she showed some very good form last year, but I'm just not sure about the ground for her.

 

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