THIS week I have taken the unusual step of looking at a newly announced addition to the stallion roster at the Irish National Stud next season, the Group 1 winning juvenile Lucky Vega.

His two juvenile wins included the Group 1 Keeneland Phoenix Stakes, won by three and a half lengths and with the likes of The Lir Jet and St Mark’s Basilica well in arrears, and he was only half a length behind Supremacy in the Group 1 Middle Park Stakes where, one again, The Lir Jet was well beaten.