Daahyeh has "strong credentials" in Moyglare Stud Stakes
Friday, September 06, 2019
Roger Varian is planning a two-pronged
Curragh assault on Sunday week, asserting that antepost Moyglare Stud Stakes
favourite Daahyeh has "strong credentials" in the Group 1 contest.
Varian has an excellent record with Irish raiders – five winners from a select
number of runners since 2013 – and in Daahyeh he has one of the best juvenile
fillies in training ahead of Longines Irish Champions Weekend on September 14
The daughter of Bated Breath beat Raffle Prize on her debut at Newmarket before
out-staying the Irish filly, Celtic Beauty, in the Albany Stakes at Royal
Ascot. She then finished second to Raffle Prize in the Duchess Of Cambridge
Stakes back at Newmarket, all those races over six furlongs.
"Daahyeh is very well and should line up in the Moyglare. I am hopeful of
her staying the seven furlongs and very happy with her condition," Varian
"The Curragh should be no problem but we have to find out about the seven
furlongs, and it is a stiff seven furlongs there. That said, she is a similar
type of filly to Cursory Glance, who won the Moyglare for us in 2014, having
also won the Albany.
"She boasts some of the best juvenile filly form and has strong
credentials in the race, even if it is always a hot race at the Curragh."
The Jessica Harrington-trained pair, Albigna and Alpine Star, are among a
formidable home team in the Group 1 affair.
Another Varian-trained filly is Curragh-bound, with Nausha set to take her
chance in the Group 2 Moyglare ''Jewels'' Blandford Stakes. The daughter of
Kingman was not at her best in the Prix de Diane Longines at Chantilly in
mid-June but her trainer is happy to look forward.
Varian said: "She is a lovely filly. She had a smashing win the Musidora
at York and while the race did not pan out as planned in France she is on
schedule for the Curragh."