SMART Call gets another chance to put a European win behind her name in Sunday afternoon’s Gr2 Blandford Stakes over 2000m at The Curragh, on the Irish Champions Weekend.

Trainer Sir Michael Stoute has engaged Donacha O’Brien for the ride on Jessica Slack’s SA-bred, who came flying up for fourth in the Gr1 Darley Prix Jean Romanet over 2000m at Deauville three weeks ago.

“Smart Call travelled up to Ireland yesterday and she is reportedly in good shape. Sir Michael is keeping her ticking over for something bigger later this season,” said spokesman Steven Jell this morning.

The race is off at 15:35 SA time.


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