Karl Burke is confident Laurens will be the”one to beat” when she goes for a repeat success in the Coolmore Fastnet Rock Matron Stakes at Leopardstown on Saturday week.
The John Dance-owned four-year-old did add in the Prix Rothschild for her Group One tally in Deauville Though the filly has won one of her four races this year.
Time she out had been denied more than seven furlongs at York and despite defeat Burke believes she is quicker this term.
“This time she arrived to Leopardstown after running over a mile and a half at York and she was a 10-1 shot at This season she’s the one to beat when she goes there in her normal type,” explained Burke.
“We fell her back to seven furlongs last time to test her speed with a view to conducting at the Prix de la Foret on Arc weekend, but Leopardstown has ever been the big goal for the next half of her period.
“She’s a bigger, stronger mare this season and in my opinion, she’s become that bit quicker.
“She has been an awesome mare for everybody, our initial Classic winner, and with the welcome we have in Ireland last year, we always wished to return.”
Burke is also likely to have two further runners on Irish Champions Weekend.
He advised irishchampionsweekend.ie:”Kelly’s Dino is most likely to choose Kilternan Stakes. He also came in form out of this Ebor. Raydiance (Irish Stallion Farms EBF”Sovereign Path” Handicap) can also be on the ticket,”