RacehorseClub members are in for a weekend bonanza as both Riot and The Lir Jet have been declared to run.
The Lir Jet at Keeneland
The Lir Jet kicks off proceedings in America tomorrow night when running in the prestigious Shakertown Stakes (Group 2) at Keeneland at 9.30pm UK time.
Tyler Gaffalione once again takes the ride after winning on him on his most recent start in the Franklin Simpson Stakes (Group 2) at Kentucky Downs back in September. The Lir Jet has been drawn in stall 6 of the 11 runners.
The Lir Jet will be taking on some of America’s top sprinters but also one of the best sprinters in the world in Golden Pal.
Trainer Brendan Walsh reports The Lir Jet to be in rude health going into Saturday’s race saying,
“Everything is good, there’s been plenty of rain about so I’d imagine the ground will be on the easy side which I don’t think he should mind, and it’ll be lovely fresh ground.
He seems to be coming into the race in good shape, his work has been very good. It’s a tough race with some very nice horses in there which you’d expect for this race as it’s always high class. There looks to be a lot of speed on the wide outside with Golden Pal and Just Might. I’m very much looking forward to getting him back on the track and it’ll be very interesting to see how he runs.”
Riot at the Curragh
Over in Ireland on Sunday, RacehorseClub's newest addition to the team, Riot, lines up at the Curragh in the 4.12pm race, the Hollywoodbets Daily Boosts Handicap over 6 furlongs with 23 runners going to post.
Riot, trained and ridden by our Royal Ascot winning combination of Johnny Murtagh and Ben Coen makes his seasonal debut, drawn in stall 9.
A hugely competitive handicap as you’d expect, Johnny Murtagh is thrilled with Riot’s condition going into Sunday’s race saying;
“Riot started his career with John Gosden and ran very well at Royal Ascot last year. He came to us mid-season so he’s starting to settle into the place really well now. He’ll probably have one or two runs before Royal Ascot, but I see him as a Wokingham type of horse, the big field which he’ll get on Sunday, the hustle and bustle will suit him really well.
He’s got a very good temperament and is training very well. He’s by Kingman and there’s no problem in getting him fit. He works like a horse which has plenty of ability. He’s more settled and more relaxed this year. He’s going to run plenty on the big tracks on the big days and I’m very much looking forward to him starting his season off on Sunday at the Curragh.”
RacehorseClub members ballots are International
RacehorseClub is looking forward to seeing many members attending both race meetings in each continent. The winners of the owner’s ticket ballot for Keeneland have been announced.
Any members of Riot wishing to go to the Curragh on Sunday as official owners are welcome to enter the owners ticket ballot by 10am tomorrow.
The Lir Jet’s race preview is now in his members area.
Riot’s will be posted in his members area tomorrow evening.
RacehorseClub’s other star performer Mise En Scene continues to train very well ahead of her seasonal reappearance in the QIPCO 1000 Guineas on 1st May.
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Shares are still available in Mise En Scene, Riot and The Lir Jet.