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    'Happy and prosperous summer' is McCreery's goal for Vespertilio
'Happy and prosperous summer' is McCreery's goal for Vespertilio
Vespertilio. Source: geegeez.co.uk

'Happy and prosperous summer' is McCreery's goal for Vespertilio

After narrowly missing out on Classic glory in France on Sunday, the Tattersalls Irish 1,000 Guineas and the Coronation Stakes at Royal Ascot will both be given consideration for Vespertilio.

The Willie McCreery-trained filly Night Of Thunder made her first appearance since she chased home Karl Burke's Fallen Angel in the Moyglare Stud Stakes in September. She stormed up the Paris-Longchamp straight and was defeated by only half a length to finish in third place in the Poule d'Essai des Pouliches.

Naturally, McCreery was pleased with his three-year-old's performance. He will have another opportunity to win Group One honours on May 26 at the Curragh in his home country and on June 21 at Ascot in the melting pot.

“She ran a cracker, probably from an unfavourable draw. I loved the way she finished out the race, she was getting there and getting there the whole time,” said the trainer. “We couldn’t be happier with her to carry on from her two-year-old career, so let’s hope for a happy and fruitful summer with her. It looked like she got the mile well and we’ll have a look at Royal Ascot now, she’s still in the Irish Guineas but we’ll make our minds up on that closer to the date. She’s not ground dependent or anything like that, I think she doesn’t mind so long as it’s not extremely soft. Good, quick ground she doesn’t mind, she flicks off the top of it.”

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