Dermot Weld pitched VARIO straight into stakes company last year and the Kingman filly emerged with plenty of credit after finishing fourth in the opening race of Irish Champions Weekend at Leopardstown. She was only two lengths off subsequent Group Three winner and Irish 1,000 Guineas third No Speak Alexander who was the runner-up on that occasion. Entered in a Group Two over this distance at the Curragh next month, the Juddmonte-bred can take this en route to better things. Haziya has finished ahead of Ulster Blackwater when placing in her last two outings and might be next best, while Climate, outclassed in Group company last month, has run well in maidens either side of that and headgear might eke out a bit more improvement from her.
4e 13|ULSTER BLACKWATER|70