Drop in trip for Irish Champion Stakes 'an option' for Queen's Trust

Tue 29 Aug 2017

By Racinguk.com staff

Queen's Trust could be dropped drop back in trip for the Qipco Irish Champion Stakes at Leopardstown.

Sir Michael Stoute's daughter of Dansili was just run out of second place in last week's Yorkshire Oaks at York on what was her first start over a mile and half this season.

Although plans remain fluid for last year's Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf winner, connections could give her an outing in the mile-and-a-quarter Group One at Leopardstown on September 9.

Chris Richardson, racing manager to owners Cheveley Park Stud, said: "I think she ran very well at York. She was the only one to take it to the favourite (Enable). The rest, in my opinion, were riding for a place.

"Obviously we tried to ride her to win and it was a bit frustrating we didn't hold on for second. She has come out of the race fine. She has got a number of entries and I need to speak to Sir Michael Stoute.

"There is the Irish Champion Stakes and the Prix de l'Opera. I think we are quite keen to drop her back to a mile and a quarter and look at those options.

"I suppose Leopardstown might be an option but it depends on Sir Michael as he will probably want to keep her away from Ulysses. I think she ran very well the other day and I think that was probably the extent of her ability over that trip at that level.

"She is a filly we kept in training to compete at the top level. She is in great form and we will carry on down that route."

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