Eyrefield Stakes could be next for impressive Tipp scorer Sunchart

Sun 6th Oct 2019, 13:52

Sunchart and Ben Coen
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Sunchart (6/4 into 11/10 favourite) impressed in the Athassel House Stud Irish EBF Maiden at Tipperary for the uncle and nephew team of Andy Slattery and Ben Coen.

The Pat Garvey-owned Teofilo juvenile came forward beautifully from a Listowel debut second placing on September 12th.

A six and a half thousand pound foal and a sixty two thousand euro yearling, Sunchart eased away in the final furlong to account for Sacramento and Memorabilis by four and three parts of a length and a short head.

"Ben said he improved from Listowel and he'll improve again as he was green enough. He was green enough in the parade ring today as well and I think we'll give him another run in the Eyrefield Stakes," said Slattery.

"He has a fancy entry in the Epsom Derby next year and we think a good bit of him. He'll be a better three year old and I just think he'll need another run.

"The Eyrefield will give him a bit more education and I think he'll need it. Hopefully he will keep going the right way and it's nice to have a horse like him."

The Stewards fined J.P. Murtagh, trainer, €350 for lodging a passport in respect of Red Kelly (FR), in which the vaccinations did not conform with the provisions of Rule 91. The Stewards ordered the withdrawal of Red Kelly (FR) in accordance with the provisions of Rule 90.

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