1m. 4f. 5 Declared.
King George V Cup of €40,000.00 3-y-o
1st - €24,000.00 2nd - €8,000.00 3rd - €4,000.00 4th - €2,000.00 5th - €1,200.00
FormscanBy Donal Murphy - From an initial mark of 79, the progressive NEW VARIANT is now rated 98. The chestnut gelding made the breakthrough at Tipperary in April and followed-up in style at Naas, winning by no less than 10-lengths. He has a tougher assignment on his hands now, stepping up to Listed company for the first time. The O'Brien family are responsible for the opposition, with Aidan's Tower Of London appearing the main danger. While ultimately disappointing in two starts since winning his maiden on debut, he may appreciate a return to quick ground. Amusement got off the mark over the course and distance last month and she can't be dismissed. Shamwari and Thunder Roll both went close on debut and they are obviously well-regarded to be pitched in at this level as maidens.
For three years old only that have not won a Group 1 or a Group 2 raceWeights - 9st 5lbs Fillies allowed 5lbsPenalties - (to count from 1st July, 2022) Winner of a Listed race 3lb extra Of a Group 3 race 5lb extra