Sign seeking Ces four-timer
Fast-improving Seventh Sign aims to complete a four-timer in the competitive Hacketts Bookmakers Irish Cesarewitch at the Curragh on Sunday.
The Pivotal colt did not shape with much promise for William Haggas in the early part of this season, but has thrived since joining Tommy Carmody.
Although down the field on his debut for the trainer at Roscommon in July, he has since rattled up a hat-trick and connections are hopeful of further progress.
Tim Jones, racing manager for owner Andrew Tinkler, said: "Tommy has done a great job with him since he's been in Ireland and hopefully he can make what is a fairly significant step up.
"He looks like a horse who should be effective over these sort of distances, although it's never easy for three-year-olds in these types of races.
"But he is a very progressive horse, it's a nice opportunity for him and being by Pivotal, you would hope he'll handle the ground better than most."
James Lambe is concerned about the forecast testing conditions for his Cesarewitch candidate Sir Ector.
The five-year-old won decisively on the level at Leopardstown on his penultimate start before bolting up over hurdles at Down Royal.
"The trip will suit him but the ground isn't ideal. He's by Dynaformer and I'd definitely be happier if the ground was good or faster," said Lambe.
"He seems in good form and I just hope he runs a nice race, I wouldn't go any further than that.
"The ground is a worry and it's always a very competitive race."