As he Sees That a field of eight in the Goffs Vincent O’Brien National Stakes The next year’s 2000 Guineas Favorite Pinatubo is the star attraction on the second day of Irish Champions Weekend in the Curragh.
Charlie Appleby’s child won the Chesham and has since included the Vintage Stakes by five lengths at Goodwood in more impressive manner.
He is bidding for a fifth consecutive win on Sunday, but will not get it easy against Arizona and Aidan O’Brien’s Armory. The former won the Futurity Stakes last time out, although the latter acquired the Coventry at Ascot but had been defeated on his final outing in the Prix Morny.
Mark Johnston’s Monoski and jim Bolger’s Geometrical will also be in the combination.
With Melbourne Cup enthusiast Cross Counter which makes the trip across for Appleby A total of 10 will line up to the Comer Group Irish St Leger.
O’Brien has a hand with the Doncaster St Leger winner Kew Gardens, 2017 Irish Derby and also Leger hero Capri and Southern France one of his four Trainers of last year.
His son Joseph runs a year’s Irish Derby winner Latrobe, Master Of Reality and Twilight Payment.
Dermot Weld’s Look For Sylvester Kirk and A Song’s Salouen complete the field.
Even the Derrinstown Stud Flying Five has 12 runners and looks wide open, at the absence of Battaash.
Soldier’s Call and Mabs Cross are completing just behind the likes of Blue Point and Battaash this summer – and without those two in opposition, relations of both will be of asserting Group One honours optimistic.
A wise addition to this Martyn Meade stable, houtzen, has got her very first run since finishing second to Battaash at Goodwood.
The Soffia of eddie Lynam has been around a roll of late night; Darren Bunyan’s Hit The Bid is a sprinter in his day, and Invincible Army has experienced a good season.
Jessica Harrington’s unbeaten Albigna is the celebrity from the Moyglare Stud Stakes, in which she encounters Roger Varian’s Albany Stakes winner Daahyeh.
Aidan O’Brien runs four – together with So Wonderful, Precious Moments, Love and Tango lining up.
James Tate’s Under The Stars and the Ger Lyons-trained Soul Hunt are one of a field of eight.
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