Connections predict an exciting 2018 for Psychedelic Funk (3c Choisir-Parabola, by Galileo) after the Choisir colt’s win in the G3 Coolmore Stud Home Of Champions Concorde Stakes at Tipperary on Sunday.
The three-year-old, bred by Mrs J Imray, overcame heavy going to see off nine rivals and Shane Lyons, assistant to his brother Ger, believes there will be better to come next season.
“We’re thrilled with that and he is a fine big horse who will be a real Stakes horse next year – albeit he is already a Stakes horse – but we are really looking forward to his four-year-old career. That’s when he is going to come into his own,” said Lyons.
“We were very worried about whether or not he’d handle the heavy ground and while he handled summer heavy last season, his heart got him through today.
“We always thought he was one of the best two-year-olds we’ve ever had and still think he’s one of the best horses we’ve had. He has gone on that ground now and the G1 Lockinge Stakes in May could be a target.”