Alpha Centauri Hoping For Fifth Group One Of This Season
Winner of the Irish 1,000 Guineas, the Coronation Stakes, the Falmouth Stakes and the Prix Jacques le Marois, Alpha Centauri is the star name among 16 fillies confirmed for the Gr.1 Rock Matron Stakes at Leopardstown.
Jessica Harrington’s daughter of Mastercraftsman will is hoping to extend her Group One tally to five on the opening day of Irish Champions Weekend.
Aidan O’Brien has seven remaining contenders including Rhododendron, Magical, Happily and Athena.
The potential British challenge is headed by Karl Burke’s star filly Laurens. Burke has also left in Ellthea, while Mick Channon could send Dan’s Dream across the Irish Sea.
Dermot Weld’s impressive recent Cork scorer Making Light is also in the mix.