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Harrington charge can score this time in Naas


Jessica Harrington. Photo: Sportsfile

Jessica Harrington. Photo: Sportsfile


Jessica Harrington. Photo: Sportsfile

Jessica Harrington's Millisle can land the Group Three Ballyogan Stakes (6.15) at Naas today under Shane Foley. A Group One winner as a juvenile, she has been slow to come to hand this season but was far from disgraced when second to the hugely progressive Art Power in a similar event at Naas and she can take a competitive renewal.

The last race of the day (8.15) is surely one of the hottest Irish maidens ever to be contested, with O'Brien's Irish Derby third Dawn Patrol and fourth Order Of Australia - both officially rated 107 - colliding with the former preferred.

Meanwhile, Romanised will return to France next month, with Ken Condon's stable star set to bid for back-to-back victories in the prestigious Group One Prix Jacques Le Marois at Deauville.

The 2018 Irish 2,000 Guineas hero was back with a bang when scoring in the Group Two Minstrel Stakes at the Curragh last Saturday on his seasonal reappearance and all roads lead to French once again for the five-year-old over the coming months.

First up is a repeat bid in the Marois on August 16, while the Prix du Moulin - where he controversially finished second last year when beaten a nose by Aidan O'Brien's Circus Maximus - on September 6 at Longchamp is also on his agenda with Condon expecting further improvement.

"We'd done plenty with him at home, but there's no substitute for a match - just like if you are a footballer or a hurler - and he has come on for a run in previous seasons, so I'm sure there's improvement there," he said.

"That customary turn of foot is still there. The Marois and the Moulin, just like last year, is what we're looking at. Hopefully, he's in good shape going to the Marois. It will be a hot race again, it is every year, but to win it again would be lovely."