Fifth Fleet, an American Pharoah colt out of a sister to Irish 1,000 Guineas heroine Yesterday, makes his debut in the mile maiden at Dundalk this evening for trainer Joseph O’Brien.
A homebred for Khalid Abdul Rahim, Fifth Fleet is out of the unraced Sadler’s Wells mare Song, who is also a sister to Moyglare Stud Stakes winner and Oaks runner-up Quarter Moon.
This is a pedigree that has produced winners at the highest level as Quarter Moon is the dam of Group 1 winner Diamondsandrubies, while the further family includes Aussie Rules, Allegretto, Albanova and Alborada.
Chelmsford and Wolverhampton also race on the all-weather today while jumps action comes from Ffos Las.
Cheltenham’s coronavirus advice
Officials at Cheltenham racecourse have advised racegoers to stay away from next week’s Festival if they have any of the symptoms associated with coronavirus or have recently travelled to any of the high-risk countries, or been in contact with anyone that has.
In a public health notice released on Thursday, it said: “Do not travel to Cheltenham Festival if you have any of the following symptoms – a cough, a high temperature or shortness of breath AND you have been to or transited through the high risk countries, or been in contact with anyone that has, in the last 14 days.
“To protect yourself and others please do not travel and call NHS 111 (GB) or HSE 112 (Republic of Ireland) for expert advice. These measures are being taken in order for us to safeguard everyone’s health and wellbeing during the current public health situation. Thank you for your understanding. For more details, please visit gov.uk/coronavirus.”