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Globetrotter Riven Light will bid to land valuable Korean prize

Galway festival hero Riven Light will head to Korea in September
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Galway festival hero Riven Light will now be aimed at the valuable Keeneland Korea Cup at Seoul on September 9.

Trainer Willie Mullins won a huge pot in the Far East when landing the Nakayama Grand Jump in Japan for the Riccis, who also own Riven Light, with Blackstairmountain in 2013.

He said: "We found this race in Korea and thought it would be suitable for Riven Light.

"The race is over 1m1f on a sand surface and the overall value is almost €770,000, so it's certainly worth a shot."

Riven Light won the Mile Premier Handicap at Galway last month on his first start since suffering a leg injury at Caulfield in Australia in October where he finished fourth in the Group 1 Ladbrokes Stakes.

Winning for the second time, the six-year-old carried 10st 1lb, the highest weight carried by a winner of the race in its 47-year history.

A son of Raven's Pass, Riven Light is a six-time Flat winner, including once at Listed level, and has also won over hurdles.


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The race is over 1m1f on a sand surface and the overall value is almost €770,000, so it's certainly worth a shot
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