As he Sees That a field of eight in the Goffs Vincent O’Brien National Stakes next year Pinatubo is the star attraction in the day of Irish Champions Weekend at the Curragh.
Charlie Appleby’s youngster won the Chesham at Royal Ascot back in June and has since added the Vintage Stakes by five spans at Goodwood in manner.
He is bidding for a fifth consecutive win on Sunday, but will not have it easy against Aidan O’Brien’s Armory and Arizona. The former won the Futurity Stakes last time out, although the latter won the Coventry but had been beaten on his last outing in the Prix Morny.
Mark Johnston’s Monoski and jim Bolger’s Geometrical are also in the mix.
A total of 10 will line up together with Melbourne Cup enthusiast Cross Counter making across the trip for Appleby.
O’Brien has an extremely strong hand with 2017 Derby last year’s Doncaster St Leger winner Kew Gardens and also Leger hero Capri and Southern France among his four runners.
His son Joseph conducts last year’s Irish Derby winner Latrobe, Master Of Twilight and Truth Payment.
Dermot Weld’s Search For A Song and Sylvester Kirk’s Salouen complete the Area.
Even the Derrinstown Stud Flying Five includes 12 runners and seems wide open.
Soldier’s Phone and Mabs Cross happen to be completing just supporting the likes of Blue Point and Battaash this summer – and without those two in resistance, relations of both will be optimistic of claiming Group One honours.
A smart addition to this Martyn Meade stable, houtzen, has her very first run since finishing second to Battaash.
The Soffia of eddie Lynam has been around a roll of late; Invincible Army has had and Darren Bunyan’s Strike The Bid is a wise sprinter in his day.
Jessica Harrington’s unbeaten Albigna is the star from the Moyglare Stud Stakes, where she encounters Roger Varian’s Albany Stakes winner Daahyeh.
Aidan O’Brien runs four – with Precious Moments Love , Thus Wonderful and Tango.
James Tate’s Underneath The Stars and the Ger Lyons-trained Soul Hunt are one of a field of eight.
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