Boys of summer are back as Kilbeggan flings open its doors
Fozzy Stack's Golden-based stables have hit the ground running and Sirici, who got the better of Spirit Power at Dundalk a fortnight ago, renews rivalry with him at the same track on Friday in the opening 5f two-year-old contest (5.20).
Stack said: “She’s in very good form and seems to handle the track well. We are going to give it another whirl.”
The Ger Lyons-trained Glastonbury Song is bound to attract plenty of attention in the €20,000 conditions race (7.55pm).
The Casamento colt won at Dundalk on debut last September and finished fifth in the 2,000 Guineas trial at Leopardstown this month.
He is opposed by just three rivals, including the Aidan O’Brien-trained Asking, who has an entry in the Irish 1,000 Guineas and Oaks.
At Kilbeggan, which stages its first meeting of its campaign, Patrick Mullins will be bidding to close the gap on Jamie Codd as both knuckle down in a tremendous scrap to determine who will be crowned champion amateur rider come the end of the Punchestown festival.
Mullins has strong claims of getting off to the best possible start in the opening maiden hurdle (5.00) on Kolumbus, who has been crying out for better ground.
Mullins also takes the ride on Peacocks Secret for his cousin Emmet in the bumper (8.05).