Onenightidreamed bids to follow up Gladness victory


Onenightidreamed (centre) reopposes Flight Risk (second left) at Navan

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ONENIGHTIDREAMED is being kept busy while ground conditions suit and the Tommy Stack-trained five-year-old will be bidding to follow up his victory in the Group 3 Gladness Stakes two weeks ago in the Listed Heritage Stakes (4.15) at Navan.

Winner of last year’s Irish Lincolnshire over this trip, Onenightidreamed has a 5lb penalty for his most recent success and is conceding weight to his eight rivals.

Assistant trainer Fozzy Stack said: “We’re hoping he can strike again on ground which suits him. He’s in good form and, while he has a Group 3 penalty, we’re not complaining about that.”

Those taking him on include the Jim Bolger-trained Flight Risk, winner of the Gladness a year ago and beaten half a length by Onenightidreamed in this year’s race.

Joailliere, a length back in third in the Gladness, represents Dermot Weld, who has sent out 15 winners this season at a strike-rate of 33 per cent.

Dermot McLoughlin runs Dragon Fei, a six-year-old with two wins on the Flat and one over hurdles to her credit.

Blossom out to bloom for new owners

In the card’s another Listed contest, the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Salsabil Stakes (3.05), Queen Blossom, who landed the first Pattern race of the Irish season when beating ten rivals in the Group 3 Park Express Stakes last month, bids for another success under new ownership having been bought by Team Valor after her Curragh success.

The daughter of Jeremy faces five rivals today, notably a trio from Ballydoyle – Best In The World, the mount of Ryan Moore, Kind Of Magic and Pretty Perfect, all of whom were winners last year as juveniles, with Best In The World and Kind Of Magic landing Listed events.


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