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    Ballymount Boy preparing for upcoming campaign
Ballymount Boy preparing for upcoming campaign
Ballymount Boy. Source: Irish racing

Ballymount Boy preparing for upcoming campaign

Adrian Keatley's talented performer Ballymount Boy is scheduled to undergo a distance increase as he prepares for the upcoming Flat season.

The colt by Camacho had a successful campaign as a two-year-old, triumphing in a maiden race at Hamilton and catching attention with a commendable performance, finishing just one length behind Vandeek in the Group Two Richmond Stakes at Goodwood.

Vandeek went on to achieve victories at the highest level, winning both the Prix Morny and the Middle Park at Group One level. Meanwhile, Ballymount Boy secured second place in the Acomb before ending his season on a high note by winning the Listed Prospect Stakes at Doncaster.

Following the impressive run at Goodwood, Ballymount Boy was acquired by Wathnan Racing, who have appointed James Doyle as their retained jockey.

Doyle rode the imposing Ballymount Boy to victory at Doncaster and is expected to partner with him as plans are devised for his three-year-old campaign.

Having primarily competed over six furlongs last season, Keatley's charge has shown signs of developing an affinity for longer distances during his winter break. As a result, both the Greenham Stakes and the Craven Stakes are potential targets for him.

Keatley said: “James Doyle is going to come and sit on him next week and we will finalise plans closer to the time, but the Greenham is a possibility I think, or he could end up going to Newmarket in April. He’s a fine horse, he looks more like a seven-furlong horse or a miler this year than he did last year.”


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