Best could yet be to come from Pretty Polly fourth Insinuendo
Sunday: 3.55 Curragh
Kilboy Estate Stakes (Group 2) | 1m1f | 3yo+ | RTV
Insinuendo produced a career-best when fourth in the Pretty Polly last time and, given we have seen her only four times, the best could yet be to come.
A repeat of that RPR of 107 certainly throws her into the argument here after Royal Ascot winner Create Belief was a significant non-runner on Sunday morning, with Johnny Murtagh taking her out due to the ground.
The sole British-trained representative is Angel Power from the Roger Varian stable. She is returning from a 252-day absence and probably prefers a furlong further. She knows how to get the job done, though, and won four of her seven starts at three.
The last time this prize went for export was in 2014 thanks to Sir Michael Stoute's Mango Diva.
Aidan O'Brien, who won this in 2018 with the mighty Magical, has a surprisingly weak hand this time around and relies upon Listowel maiden winner Martinique who disappointed at Down Royal in the Ulster Oaks when last seen.
What they say
Roger Varian, trainer of Angel Power
She's in a good place. She had a couple of niggly issues coming out of the winter so she's getting started later than we intended but she's ready to run. She looks great, nine furlongs on a stiff track should be okay but she's probably better at ten. She's got a penalty in a competitive race so it won't be easy but she's ready to run – it's just a shame we've had to go so far first time up this year. We're looking forward to getting her back on track and hopefully she's a filly who can give us a strong second half of the season.
Jessica Harrington, trainer of Astadash and Oodnadatta
Oodnadatta seems to be in great order and she will love the ground. We're hoping she will run a very big race. We're looking for a bit more black type for Astadash and she seems to be in good form so we're going to let her take her chance.
Willie McCreery, trainer of Insinuendo
It was a cracking run from her last time in the Pretty Polly and she seems to be in good form. I think the ground should be beautiful for her.
Aidan O'Brien, trainer of Martinique
She's a nice filly who won her maiden nicely at Listowel. She went into the Ulster Oaks after that and was a shade disappointing but she's been in good form since then and we've been happy with her.
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