Katiyra on target for Blandford bid
JOHN OXX hopes Katiyra can secure a first Group-race success in the Blandford Stakes at the Curragh on Saturday.
The three-year-old ran a mighty race to take third in the Oaks at Epsom on just her third career start, and was not disgraced when fifth in the Irish equivalent next time.
She got off the mark for the season in a Listed event at Gowran Park last time and Oxx has been happy with her subsequent progress before the Irish National Stud-sponsored race.
"Katiyra is a definite runner all being well and has been in very good form at home," said the trainer. "She proved she handles soft ground at Gowran last time, which is good, so we are looking forward to seeing her run again at the weekend."