Tarziyna will be tough nut to crack in Sligo finale

Course and distance winner Truthwillsetufree can win for trainer Dermot Weld

John Oxx: his Tarziyna is fancied to win at Sligo tonight.

John Oxx: his Tarziyna is fancied to win at Sligo tonight.

Tue, Jun 17, 2014, 01:00

John Oxx will have two shots at Group One Royal Ascot glory with My Titania and Saddler’s Rock but before that Tarziyna should get the Curragh trainer’s week off to a successful start in tonight’s finale at Sligo.

The Aga Khan-owned filly ran into a decent sort in System Overload at the Curragh nine days ago, which was a step up on her Cork debut. A similar step-up now should make Tarziyna tough to beat in the 10-furlong maiden that includes the newcomer Madakheel.

That maiden was won a couple of years ago by Truthwillsetufree and the same course and distance can provide the Dermot Weld mare with a second career victory in the five-runner conditions event.

Weld’s Flic Flac tops the weights in the fillies handicap and is returning from a disappointing effort in April at Cork on testing ground. Better going now, and a repeat of her Leopardstown second in March, should make her a leading contender.

Pixie Spirit is 7lb higher for winning at Limerick over a fortnight ago but can follow up today.

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