Fancy Blue With Huge Options For Rest Of The Season

Fancy Blue

Trainer Donnacha O'Brien has explained that his stable star Fancy Blue is in great form at home ahead of her next assignment after the filly last time out made it back to back Group Ones in the Nassau Stakes at Glorious Goodwood.

The three year old filly now sees herself sit top of the Cartier Horse Of The Year leaderboard with 80 points after back to back black type successes in the Prix de Diane and Nassau Stakes at Glorious Goodwood.

Before that she finished a staying on second in the Irish 1000 Guineas and the step up in trip to 10 furlongs since then has seen her turn into a very classy, Classic winning filly.

She gave the 22 year old ex jockey his first ever Group One winner when landing the French Oaks in a nail biting finish, but the daughter of Deep impact has kicked on from there and is one of the best three year old middle distance horses in the game at the moment.

O'Brien has plenty of options for the three year old with either the the Matron Stakes or the Irish Champion Stakes at Leopardstown on September 12th looking like the most likely options but the Prix Vermeille has emerged as a possible alternative with superb prize money on offer.

The young trainer said:“Fancy Blue is in great shape and still being aimed at Irish Champions Weekend. It will be either there or France, which is the same weekend.”