Five take Tetrarch test
An intriguing renewal of the Dylan Thomas European Breeders Fund Tetrarch Stakes looks to be in store at the Curragh on Monday.
The seven-furlong Listed race for three-year-olds has attracted a small but select field of five, none of whom can be ruled out.
Jim Bolger has won three of the last five runnings and relies on Janey Muddles this year.
Without a win since her two-year-old debut, she nevertheless brings the highest official rating to the race.
Quote Of The Day, who represents Eddie Lynam, was a seven-length winner of a Naas maiden, but was beaten in a Listed race last time out.
Aidan O'Brien has chosen to run Triumphant who beat a stablemate in a Gowran maiden on his second start at two. He will wear blinkers for the first time.
Coolnagree has had two runs already this season and Willie McCreery's filly has been in good form.
John Oxx's Takar looked a promising type last season when winning a Leopardstown maiden by eight lengths and his connections have high hopes for him this season.
Pat Downes, the owner Aga Khan's racing manager said: "I noticed that Johnny Murtagh put him in his 10-to-follow so he must be expecting good things from him.
"He had a hold up in February which wasn't ideal. He's ready to go now but might just need the run. He won his maiden very nicely indeed.
"We're in a situation where we just don't know how good he could be."