The Middleham raider spent the winter and early spring plying his trade to good effect at Britain’s all-weather tracks, predominantly over seven furlongs.
Those efforts have returned three placings, including a second behind Mums Tipple in the Listed Lady Wulfruna Stakes at Wolverhampton, and most recently a victory in the Bombardier All-Weather Championships Apprentice Handicap on Lingfield’s Good Friday card.
Burke hopes the four-year-old’s experience round a bend over that trip will serve him well at Leopardstown.
“We’re looking forward to seeing him run.
“He’s in great form — it looks a competitive race, but a race I think he can run well in.
“The track should suit. The ground is fast, and he loves fast ground.
“He’s clicked on the all-weather nicely. He’d never raced around a bend until the first time we sent him to Wolverhampton — he didn’t run great that day but he’s gradually got the hang of running round a bend, so that shouldn’t hold any fears for us.”
Speak In Colours is one of two runners for Joseph O’Brien, with Snapraeterea also representing the yard after his third place in the Gallinule Stakes.