Sir Michael Stoute’s Queen’s Trust has QIPCO Irish Champion Stakes option at Leopardstown racecourse




Sir Michael Stoute’s filly was just run out of second place in the Yorkshire Oaks and connections are keen to drop her back in trip with Leopardstown an option

A DROP back in trip is on the agenda for Sir Michael Stoute’s Queen’s Trust.

Stoute’s filly was run out of second place in last week’s Yorkshire Oaks and connections are considering a crack at the QIPCO Irish Champion Stakes at Leopardstown.


Queen’s Trust (blue cap) could contest the Irish Champion Stakes

Chris Richardson, racing manager to owners Cheveley Park Stud, said: “I think she ran very well at York.

“I think she was the only one to take it to the favourite (Enable). The rest, in my opinion, were riding for a place.

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“Obviously we tried to ride her to win and it was a bit frustrating we didn’t hold on for second.

“She has come out of the race fine. She has got a number of entries and I need to speak to Sir Michael Stoute.

“There is the Irish Champion Stakes and the Prix de l’Opera. I think we are quite keen to drop her back to a mile and a quarter and look at those options.

“I suppose Leopardstown might be an option but it depends on Sir Michael as he will probably want to keep her away from Ulysses.

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“I think she ran very well the other day and I think that was probably the extent of her ability over that trip at that level.

“She is a filly we kept in training to compete at the top level. She is in great form and we will carry on down that route.”


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