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    Rogue Millennium`s debut in the Lanwades Stud Stakes
Rogue Millennium`s debut in the Lanwades Stud Stakes
Rogue Millennium. Source: limerickleader.ie

Rogue Millennium`s debut in the Lanwades Stud Stakes

This weekend at the Curragh, Rogue Millennium will make her debut for new connections in the Lanwades Stud Stakes.

A winner of the Duke of Cambridge Stakes at Royal Ascot for Tom Clover last season, she also placed second to Tahiyra in the Matron Stakes at Irish Champions Weekend.

The five-year-old, who was sold to American Scott Heider for an astonishing 1,650,000 Guineas, is currently training under Joseph O'Brien and will be chasing some fancy plans this season.

“The plan for Rogue Millennium is the Ridgewood Pearl (Lanwades Stud Stakes) at the weekend. She looks to have settled in well and the plan is to try to win a Group One with her, obviously, she’s already a Group Two winner,” said O’Brien. “She’s a real beauty, a daughter of Dubawi. She was Group One-placed, she’s a beautiful filly and the dream is a Group One. She’s a high-class filly and I’m delighted to have her. I’d love to win a Group One for Scott Heider, who is a big supporter of ours. We did enter her in the Tattersalls Gold Cup, she has won over 10 furlongs but we’ll start her over a mile and see how she gets on. She might go to Ascot but potentially she could go for something in America, so we’ll see how she gets on this weekend. Her Matron run was her real standout run, she has other good form but that was a serious run. She’s a big, strong mare – well over 500 kilograms – so she’ll probably just take a race or two but her work has been very nice.”

The winner of the Blandford Stakes, Lumiere Rock, is another bright filly under O'Brien's care. She is scheduled to make her seasonal debut this weekend against Auguste Rodin.

“Lumiere Rock will run in the Tattersalls Gold Cup at the weekend, hopefully. She’s been off since she ran in the Breeders’ Cup,” said O’Brien. “She had a busy year last year so it was always our intention to start her this weekend. She won the Blandford last year, she had a good season, she was very busy, placed in Group One in France (Prix de l’Opera) and ran great at the Breeders’ Cup. It’s the perfect starting point and she probably ran her career-best at the Curragh. She always takes a couple of races but I expect we’ll be able to keep her busy again. Maybe she’ll start strong this year but she has taken a couple of runs in the past.”

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