Condon: Trip to suit Aspect
Ken Condon believes a step up to seven furlongs will bring out the best in Sacred Aspect in Sunday's Friarstown Stud Debutante Stakes.
The daughter of Haatef came right back to five furlongs to claim the Listed Tipperary Stakes a month ago, her second career win from four juvenile appearances.
She will be partnered by leading jockey Johnny Murtagh as she faces six opponents at Group Two level at the Curragh this weekend.
Condon said; "I'm very happy with her. She won a Listed race over an inadequate trip at Tipperary and she will be more comfortable over seven furlongs.
"I think she has improved since, but she will need to, if she is to be involved. She is in good form and I'm expecting her to run well. I booked Johnny on Wednesday when I knew Shane Foley wouldn't be available."
Foley will partner Glassatura for his boss Mick Halford, a filly who made a winning debut at the Curragh before finishing fourth in a Listed heat at Naas.
Halford said: "She is in good form, she's had a nice break since her last run. She has been working well and I'm hoping for a good run."
As is so often the case in Irish Pattern races, the contest is dominated by Aidan O'Brien.
The master of Ballydoyle has saddled eight previous Debutante winners and is this year represented by Tapestry (Joseph O'Brien), Minorette (Michael Hussey) and Perhaps (Seamie Heffernan).
The field is completed by Paul Deegan's Avenue Gabriel and Chroussa from Jim Bolger's yard.