Ground to suit Magical Dream
RACING: LONGCHAMPSTHERE WILL be Irish interest in each of the six other Group One contests on the most spectacular single European card of the year at Longchamp tomorrow and Magical Dream could emerge as the best of them in the Prix Marcel Boussac.
Probable soft ground will be a major factor all round but it could be a major help to Aidan O’Brien’s consistent filly who stepped up to win the Park Stakes at the Curragh just six days ago. A test of stamina will be just what Magical Dream requires and it may also help Pat Shanahan’s My Special J’s who is back on testing ground but is drawn on the wide outside.
Ballydoyle is represented by the Phoenix winner Pedro The Great in the Lagadere for juvenile colts but the best two-year-old form of the season revolves around Dawn Approach and his Coventry Stakes pursuer Olympic Glory will be fine on the soft.
The weather looks to have gone against Sole Power in the Abbaye and there could be value in siding with the sole juvenile Cay Verde.