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Shawaamekh primed for Leopardstown outing

9th September 2019, 18:08 by Gareth Freeman

Trainer Declan Carroll is confident Shawaamekh will be a contender ahead of the Irish Stallion Farms EBF "Sovereign Path" Handicap.

Shawaamekh will head to Leopardstown on Saturday for the 7f handicap and Carroll has had his sights set on the race for some time.

"Leopardstown has been the plan for a while – we need a few to come out, but it's been the plan since he won last time. We'd like a drop of rain, a bit of juice in the ground would be in his favour," he said, as reported by the Racing Post.

"I'd imagine there's still more to come and the style of racing at Leopardstown should suit him, as will a big field and a good gallop."

Shawaamekh's involvement on Saturday still hangs in the balance as he is 27th in the list for a race with a maximum field of 18, with confirmations to take place on Tuesday ahead of declarations on Thursday.

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Gareth Freeman is an experienced journalist who can offer in-depth knowledge on a host of sports, especially football, tennis, snooker and basketball.

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