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Carlo Biraghi set for Flat return

Sun 22nd Sep 2019, 11:52

Carlo Biraghi winning at Punchestown in January under Danny Mullins
© Photo Healy Racing

Carlo Biraghi could make his long-awaited return to action in the November Handicap at Naas.

The four-year-old son of Galileo once threatened to trouble racing’s elite colts — running in the Irish Derby last season — but was not seen again in 2018.

He made his return to action over hurdles at Punchestown in January, and an impressive victory lined him up for a potential tilt at the Triumph Hurdle — only for a setback to rule him out of the Cheltenham Festival.

He has not been seen since that effort shortly after the turn of the year, but Stack has confirmed that he intends to run his charge on the Flat before the season ends.

“He’s coming along nicely, he’ll go for the November Handicap.” said Stack.

The Naas contest, which is run over one mile and six furlongs on November 3, offers €100,000 to the winner.

The fixture marks the close of the Irish Flat season and will see the crowning of champion owner, champion trainer, champion jockey and champion apprentice.