Upping the Ante: Inside information gives an indicator of Albigna’s huge potential

The Harrington-trained filly Albigna looks a worthy successor to Alpha Centauri, even if she ends up not making the trip to Royal Ascot

Ken Condon

You expect to get tips for many races at a Cheltenham preview night, but not for a fillies’ maiden some time in March, April or May. But so it was in a basement bar in Dublin earlier this year. I was sharing a panel with Kate Harrington, among others. The daughter of legendary trainer Jessica shot the breeze beforehand with a friend and me.

It was a bizarre night. My mate unveiled a ...