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Monday 5 December 2016

Curvy set for irish Derby

The David Wachman-trained Legatissimo will head up the Irish contingent in tomorrow’s Investec Oaks
The David Wachman-trained Legatissimo will head up the Irish contingent in tomorrow’s Investec Oaks

DAVID WACHMAN denied Jim Bolger in the English 1,000 Guineas as Legatissimo collared Lucida late on at Newmarket and yesterday at Royal Ascot it was the rapidly improving Curvy that again saw Wachman come out on top, this time ahead of Bolger’s Irish 1,000 Guineas winner Pleascach.

It has been a memorable season to date for Wachman who was also benefiting from having Ryan Moore on his side and now he may look to aim the Coolmore owned Curvy at the 150th running of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby at the Curragh tomorrow week.

“She got a free entry in the Irish Derby for winning the Gallinule and my plan was to come here and then possibly run in the Irish Derby but we will see what suits, what colts the owners have to run and what fits in with the plans.

“You also have the Irish Oaks so we will look at all the mile and a quarter and mile and a half races,” he added.

Of the race itself, Wachman said: “It was a very messy race and they went no gallop at all.

“They were clambering all over each other so she did very well.

“A lot of the horses would not have been suited by the slow gallop but she handled it best. I think she won it quite snugly as she doesn’t do much when she gets there.”

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