Dreamloper doesn't want ugly rain before Pretty Polly

Ed Walker has a talented mare on his hands in Dreamloper and the recent French Group 1 winner now heads to the Pretty Polly Stakes at the Curragh on Sunday June 26. He's not doing a rain dance though.

Lambourn trainer Ed Walker is praying heavy rain stays away from the Curragh ahead of Dreamloper's run in the Alwasmiyah Pretty Polly Stakes at the Curragh on Sunday, June 26.

The recent winner of the Group 1 Prix d'Ispahan at Paris-Longchamp won well in France and now the mare heads to Ireland for a crack at the Curragh Group 1.

The five-year-old will come up against Joseph O'Brien's Prix Saint-Alary winner Above The Curve and Paddy Twomey's course and distance victor La Petite Coco but Walker is more interested in the weather forecast which presents an unsettled outlook: "I'm just weather-watching, but Sunday is the plan," said Walker.

"I don't want it to get too soft, there's a bit of rain forecast so we'll just keep an eye on it.

"She's well and in good shape. We're hoping to go there and if everything is spot on come Friday it is very much the plan.

"This race was always the plan, but then we thought we didn't want to travel with her again and we thought we might wait for the Falmouth instead. But then we just thought it made sense to go there.

"She's thriving, her last two runs have been career-bests."

The Alwasmiyah Pretty Polly Stakes take place at the Curragh racecourse in Ireland on Sunday, June 26. The Group 1 race takes place over one mile and two furlongs and is due to start at 15.45.

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