Next year Pinatubo is the star attraction on the second day of Irish Champions Weekend at the Curragh Because he Sees That a field of eight.
The child of charlie Appleby won the Chesham at Royal Ascot back in June and has since added the Vintage Stakes by five lengths at Goodwood in fashion.
He’s bidding for a fifth straight win on Sunday, but will not get it easy against Aidan O’Brien’s Armory and Arizona. The former won the Futurity Stakes last time out, while the latter acquired the Coventry in Ascot but had been beaten on his final outing in the Prix Morny.
Jim Bolger’s Geometrical and Mark Johnston’s Monoski are also in the mix.
A total of 10 will line up together with Melbourne Cup enthusiast Cross Counter creating across the trip for Appleby.
O’Brien has an extremely strong hand with Southern France one of his four Coaches, 2017 Derby and also Leger enthusiast Capri and last year’s Doncaster St Leger winner Kew Gardens.
His son Joseph conducts last year’s Irish Derby winner Latrobe, Master Of Truth and Twilight Payment.
Dermot Weld’s Search For Sylvester Kirk and A Song’s Salouen complete the field.
The Derrinstown Stud Flying Five has 12 runners and seems wide open, in the lack of Battaash.
Mabs Cross and soldier’s Call have been completing just behind the likes of Battaash and Blue Point this summer – and without those two in resistance, relations of both are optimistic of asserting Group One honours.
Houtzen, a intelligent addition to the Martyn Meade secure, has got since finishing second to Battaash at 22, her very first run.
Eddie Lynam’s Soffia has been on a roll of late night; Invincible Army has experienced a good year, and Darren Bunyan’s Hit The Bid is a intelligent sprinter on his afternoon.
Jessica Harrington’s unbeaten Albigna is your celebrity from the Moyglare Stud Stakes, where she encounters Roger Varian’s Albany Stakes winner Daahyeh.
Aidan O’Brien runs four – together with Precious Moments Love Awesome and Tango.
James Tate’s Under the Ger Lyons-trained and The Stars Soul Hunt are one of a field of eight.
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