The birds killed include the Large Whistling Teal
, Shoveler and Pintail.
Recent winners include Flipando, Chantaco, Blue Monday, Blue Spinnaker, Hazim, Flight Sequence and The Whistling Teal
Yeats, the mount of Kieren Fallon, will be contesting the Irish Leger for the third time, having finished a close fourth, beaten just a length and a half, behind Collier Hill, The Whistling Teal
and Vinnie Roe in 2005.
This prestigious handicap has gone the way of some handy types in recent years, with Blue Monday (2005) and The Whistling Teal
(2001) setting the standard.
Tommy picked The Whistling Teal
from a field of 11 horses.
The five-year-old threw away his chance of victory in the Ormonde Stakes by pulling himself up with half a mile to run, only to cruise past his rivals once more before losing out to The Whistling Teal
in the final strides.
Veteran stayer The Whistling Teal
just got the better of the enigmatic Orcadian in an amazing running of the Blue Square Ormonde Stakes.
Dermot Weld's remarkable seven-year-old, the 9-4 joint favourite, hit the front at the Curragh turning for home but was overhauled by 10-1 winner Collier Hill and 33-1 outsider Whistling Teal
At Newbury Geoff Wragg saddles two in St Simon Stakes with The Whistling Teal
(winner in 2002) and ASIAN HEIGHTS (3.10).
Newbury has also been a happy hunting ground for Geoff Wragg over the years and the Newmarket handler appears to have bright prospects of winning the Paddy Power Stakes with The Whistling Teal
There was a shake of the head in the unsaddling enclosure after his hot-pot found Scotts View and The Whistling Teal
too strong when the chips were down.
Even the winner's trainer Mick Easterby had heard The Whistling Teal
was 'expected' and had backed it himself.