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Saturday 18 August 2018

Forgotten Rules can be highlight

There is some real good action at the Curragh on Sunday with the Group Two Beresford Stake and the CL Weld Stakes being very informative guides for the future.

You always know that if you win the Beresford Stakes that you have a good horse on your hands, and I remember thinking exactly that in 2008 when Sea The Stars won it and showed a lot of speed in doing so despite the fact that it is over a mile.

Ol' Man River looks potentially like a real good horse and I would imagine he will set the standard in the Beresford.

If the Moyglare hasn't taken too much out of Found, she should step up to win the Weld Stakes.

However, I must admit that the one horse I really am looking forward to running over the weekend is Dermot Weld's Forgotten Rules (pictured).

He has only ran twice but I have never even witnessed a Flat horse come up the straight at the speed he did when winning his bumper at Punchestown - and I got beat on Derby winner High Chaparral around Punchestown, although that was over six furlongs!

You just look at him beating those highly rated horses around Galway on just his second start - and so impressively as well -and wonder where can the improvement end with him.

I'd be fairly certain that Dermot already has his trip to Melbourne planned with him next year!

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