Weld hopeful Carla can take step up in class in her stride

Dermot Weld: horses are in excellent form

Dermot Weld: has two fillies in Group 3 Dance Design Stakes

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CARLA BIANCA is on the trail of a fourth consecutive win, and a first Group success, in the Group 3 Xtravision HMV Supporting Irish Autism Action Dance Design Fillies Stakes (3.35), named after the 1996 Irish Oaks winner Dance Design, who her trainer Dermot Weld campaigned for the filly’s owners Moyglare Stud.

The grey daughter of Dansili has twice won at Listed level and renews rivalry with Alive Alive Oh and Beyond Brilliance, who finished second and third behind her in the Hurry Harriet Stakes at Gowran Park 18 days ago.

Weld and Moyglare are also represented by Afternoon Sunlight, a Group 3 winner at Leopardstown early in the season who ran Parish Hall to half a length in the Meld Stakes over today’s course last month.

The trainer said: “Both fillies have been very consistent this season and they’re going into the race in good form. Carla Bianca has been very progressive while Afternoon Sunlight is already a Group 3 winner and was a good second over the course last time.”

As well as the Curragh, there is action at Brighton, Cork and Worcester.

Today’s key pointer

Michael Halford has had two winners and a second from the five runners he sent in the last decade for the Irish Cambridgeshire (4.35, Curragh). Of his three entries, Hasanour makes most appeal.

Pointer appears from Raceform Interactive

Cork: good, good to firm in places
good to yielding
Worcester: good to firm, good in places


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