first_img Press Association After a break, he was fourth to the highly impressive Free Eagle in the Enterprise Stakes at Leopardstown. “He’s been there (Dundalk) a couple of times before, and I thought it was a very good run last time, considering it was his first run back,” said Deegan. “He’s very well, and he’s come on since then. “He’s a massive horse who is still filling his frame, so I wanted to get another run into him. “Maybe Dubai will end up being an option, but I’m viewing him as very much a horse for next year.” Jim Bolger’s Paene Magnus is another course specialist as all four of his career wins have been at Dundalk. The Ger Lyons-trained Magnolia Beach is also in the mix, while there are two visitors from Britain. Charlie Appleby’s Cat O’Mountain, third in the World Cup, showed some promise on his first run since Dubai in the September Stakes at Kempton. Paul Deegan is keen to fit a little more experience into Prince Of All back at an old haunt as the chestnut bids to defend his unbeaten record on the Dundalk Polytrack in Friday night’s Diamond Stakes. Bayrir is still on the comeback trail after moving from Australia to Marco Botti. Appleby said of Cat O’Mountain: “He has come out of the race well at Kempton, but I was a bit disappointed he was only fifth. “They went steady, and it didn’t suit him, so hopefully he’ll get an end-to-end gallop. “Hopefully there’s a good run in him at Dundalk.” Ireland’s first non-turf Group race boasts some very impressive previous winners, including Declaration Of War, Gitano Hernando and Mastercraftsman, with Aidan O’Brien this time fielding Indian Maharaja, Afonso De Sousa and Michaelmas. Prince Of All, who now carries the colours of Hamdan Al Maktoum, won at the County Louth track in March and April before finishing last of seven, beaten six lengths, by Kingman in the St James’s Palace Stakes at Royal Ascot. last_img

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