Updated: 09/07/2012 17:18 | By pa.press.net

Wachman hoping Bird can fly



David Wachman

David Wachman

David Wachman relies on Singing Bird after taking Fire Lily out of the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Brownstown Stakes at Fairyhouse.

Both fillies had been among the original five that were declared for the race that should have been staged last Wednesday but Fire Lily was not among six left in for tomorrow's rearranged fixture. Wachman now relies on Singing Bird in the Group Three heat over seven furlongs.

The daughter of Excellent Art is the least experienced member of the field with two runs under her belt.

"Singing Bird is improving and has only run twice. She was fourth in a Group Three the last day (behind Alanza) and seems to have improved again so hopefully she might run a good race," said Wachman.

Kevin Prendergast is looking for a good run from Bulbul, who was not beaten far when seventh to Tiddliwinks in the Greenlands Stakes at the Curragh.

"She's got a good chance. She seems to be very well and we are hoping for a good result," said the County Kildare trainer.

Ken Condon is hoping Marvada will be able to handle the inevitable testing ground after she had Singing Bird back in fourth when runner-up to Alanza in the Ballycorus Stakes at Leopardstown.

"Her last run was very good. We've been conscious up to now to keep her to good or faster conditions, but she's getting a bit older and more mature," said the Curragh handler.

"It was slower ground at Leopardstown and she certainly ran up to her rating there and we're happy to let her take her chance tomorrow. We are a little bit concerned about the ground, but we're less concerned than we were before."

After and Empowering give trainer Aidan O'Brien a powerful hand while Paul Deegan's Caprella completes the line-up.

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