Nunthorpe Second Heading For Flying Five

Que Amoro

Nunthorpe Stakes second Que Amoro is set to try his hand at another classy sprint contest, this time in Ireland with the Flying Five and with the new quarantine regulations for jockeys riding in Ireland, Paul Mulrennan can take the ride.

The four year old filly out ran her odds in the Group One on the Knavesmire, just being seen off by the superstar Battaash but she gave him his biggest test of the year.

Michael Dods had originally ruled her out of Sunday’s race, because he wants to maintain the partnership she has built up with Paul Mulrennan, but due to the ever changing situation she will now head over to The Curragh on Sunday.

(Credit ATR) Dods said: “We’re planning that we’re probably going to declare.

“If they don’t get rain on Friday we’ll probably send her over on Saturday and let her take her chance.

“I spoke to the track this morning, and they had rain yesterday but they are expecting it to be dry until Friday.”

The northern trainer has admitted at that his star sprinter will have to adapt to possible difficult conditions at the weekend.

He added: “It’s a Group One, so it’s a hot race, but from our point of view the faster the ground the better.

“She might have to run on slightly easier ground than she’d prefer – but we may have to take that chance, with it being a Group One.

“We’d sort of decided not to go – but now jockeys can go and ride in a Group One, it changed our thinking.

“There is the Newbury race on Ayr Gold Cup day she could run in – but we’d be weather-watching before that, looking for fast ground.

“It’s not great – the whole world is in turmoil – but at least we’re racing. It’s just a shame the owners can’t go.”