This Friday evening, Leopardstown racecourse is hosting the King George V Race Day in association with the British Irish Chamber of Commerce. The first of seven races goes to post at 5.55pm and the final race is at9.05pm. The Going is currently “YIELDING” with no rain overnight.
Aidan O’ Brien’s Venus de Milo, who finished runner-up in both the Irish Oaks and Yorkshire Oaks is the star of the Seamus Rosemary McGrath Memorial Saval Beg Stakes, which declares a very competitive field of eleven in a key Ascot Gold Cup Trial which includes John Ox’s Tarana, Eye of the Storm, Missunited, Sir Ector and recent Killarney winner Shu Lewis. Last year’s inaugural race of the historic King George V Cupsaw an impressive win by Dibiyani in His Highness The Aga Khan’s colours and he is certain to be well represented again on the Dermot Weld-trained Sinkal, who impressed when winning his only start at the Curragh in April. Other competitors in the historic race include Navan winner John Constable, Wexford winnerRoheryn and Jim Bolger’s Sundara, who are all strong contenders for a thrilling finish. While the John Oxx trained Streetcar To Stars is also a notable runner having showed some promise on his only start as a juvenile last year.