Fies takes Newmarket Challenge
Irish interests will be further spiked in the Dubai Challenge Stakes at Newmarket on Saturday by the presence of Fiesolana.
Trainer Willie McCreery has given the go-ahead for the four-year-old filly to run in the Group Two over seven furlongs.
Fiesolana is one of six Irish-trained horses in contention for the Challenge Stakes - the others being Ansgar, Leitir Mor and the Ballydoyle trio of Afonso De Sousa, Cristoforo Colombo and Darwin.
The likeable daughter of Aussie Rules has won three Group Threes this term and was last seen finishing an honourable fifth in the Matron Stakes at Leopardstown in September.
County Kildare-based McCreery said: "She's in good form and the race should suit her.
"There's not many opportunities for her this year so we'll go there and give it our best shot."