LEOPARDSTOWN PREVIEW: Flying The Flag fancied in feature
POPULAR Irish folk band duo Hudson Taylor will be on stage at Leopardstown on Thursday evening but before they rock the Foxrock venue there is a superb seven-race card to be enjoyed.
The feature race is the €40,000 Listed Glencairn Stakes (7.20pm) where Along Came Casey is sure to prove popular with punters.
The Dermot Weld-trained filly was last seen in action at Dundalk last October where she went down by just half-a-length to Declaration Of War, form that was well and truly boosted in Tuesday's Queen Anne Stakes at Royal Ascot.
But it may be Declaration Of War's trainer Aidan O'Brien that will be celebrating as he is represented by likely favourite Flying The Flag who contested the Investec Derby at Epsom on his latest start and will relish the drop back down to Listed level.
Johnny Murtagh is flying high in the saddle at Royal Ascot, riding two winners on the opening day, and the newcomer to the training ranks will be hoping that Belle De Crecy can confirm the promise of her fine effort at Navan to land the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Fillies Maiden (6.15pm).
Morning With Ivan has been a revelation this season and already has three wins to his name so it would no surprise to see him follow up Sunday's success at Cork with more silverware in the Leopardstown Summer Music And Racing Festival Handicap (6.45pm) for the man of the moment Jim Bolger.