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I Am Superman primed for Sovereign Path

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Michael O'Callaghan is optimistic of an improved performance from I Am Superman in the Irish Stallion Farms EBF 'Sovereign Path' Handicap at Leopardstown.

The handicapper has dropped him by 6lb down to a mark of 98 for this €150,000 contest over the extended seven furlongs.

The seven year-old gelding is having his first run since May and O'Callaghan said: "He is a course and distance winner, he likes that ground.

"He was second in a Group 1 in Australia, he went to Dubai and ran well first time and then, I don't know if it was the heat or what or coming from Australia to Ireland into the winter and then back to Dubai fairly quickly, it just messed up his system a little bit.

"He had a few runs and he is down to a nice mark. He has had a break since the Curragh (in May), he got a month in the paddocks just to let him freshen up and strengthen up.

"He is working well, so I'm quite hopeful."

The Footstepsinthesand gelding has six victories in his locker.

About Michael Graham
Michael has worked in horse racing journalism for more than 15 years, having also written a weekly betting column on Gaelic football and hurling for a newspaper. He is involved in writing the My Racing Story features on this website. He spent a year in South Africa completing a Diploma in Business Administration and also studied Newspaper Journalism in Belfast. He enjoys playing 5-a-side football on a regular basis.