Derby and Oaks forms will be tested in Carla on Saturday as Tuesday and Westover engage in an appetizing clash for the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby.
There is also an O’Brien battle where trainer Aidan and his son Joseph are looking forward to a head-to-head confrontation with the latter Hannibal Barca.
Aidan O’Brien’s Tuesday aims to be the third mare since the turn of the century, with Salsabil winning in 1990 and Balanchine winning the gold medal under Frankie Dettori four years later.
Tuesday was still a winter maiden, but in March it was unmarked at Naas and placed in the 1000 Guineas Stakes in Newmarket and the equivalent Carla in Ireland.
Tuesday now offers O’Brien the 15th Irish Derby success, as he successfully stepped up on a trip to improve Emily Upjohn with the Oaks blockbuster at Epsom three weeks ago. Bid for
“She hasn’t done much since Epsom, but we’re happy with everything she did,” Aidan said. “We were pleased with her at Epsom.”
When asked about the forecast for the weekend rain, he added, “She should be fine. She has run comfortably on the ground before, so I don’t think it’s a problem.”
In the case of Joseph O’Brien, Hannibal Barca won the Gallinule Stakes on his first outing after leaving Brian Meehan.
“Hannibal Barca is really well trained and he is eligible to race. It seems to be a proper race and we are looking forward to it,” said Joseph.
“It looks like a great race throughout the weekend.”
Ryan Moore boarded again on Tuesday and told the Bet Fair that she was the winner.
“She clearly has a very strong chance, with the addition of a £ 3 sex allowance, as she thinks she’s bringing the best shape to the table here,” Moore said.
“She had the speed to be placed in two guineas. She was very successful last time to win a strong oak. Dodging Emily Upjohn, French oak winner Nashwa 3 I was a little late at the place. I traveled completely.
“Of course, we have to respect a lot of things like the obviously dangerous Derby Third Westover. I also liked Lionel’s victory at Goodwood, but my mare seems to seize my favorite opportunity.”
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Not surprisingly, Keane was delighted to get the mount, sympathizing with Hornby.
“I am very grateful to Juddmonte for welcoming me. Obviously unfortunate for Rob Hornby, but it’s a great spare vehicle,” he said.
“Looking back at the (Epsom) replay, he’s the horse that caught your eye the way he ended up, and usually the Epsom form holds up in Curragh. A more galloping track is better for him. maybe.
“He looks like a very straightforward horse. I’m really looking forward to him.”
Barry Mahon, Juddmonte’s general manager of Irish and European racing, said:
“We asked if he would run in Dante and fairly told Prince Calid’s family,” You won the Derby Trial, why do you need to run him in Dante? Have a little faith and go straight to Derby and he ran a cracking race.
“He definitely deserves a little improvement and it’s great that the family takes him to Ireland. Here and he takes care of him when he was a yearling and a baby. There is a big surgery for all the staff who broke. He started riding him before going to Ralph Beckett, they are all excited too.
“It’s great that Irish Derby brings a horse like him.”
David Menuisier hopes that it is expected to rain on Lionel, the winner previously listed on Goodwood.
“He’s absolutely magnificent. I’ve been happy with his way of strengthening since Goodwood. All the lights are green and I cross my fingers for a good run,” said Menuisie.
“He went to the racetrack in Kempton last weekend. Everything was fine and that was his last real job.
“In my mind, he has always been one of the main candidates. Many things are on his way, so expect a true race and the best horse to win.”
The big race itself is one of the 24 races in the three-day festival, with a total prize pool of € 2.4 million. The winner will charge a € 580,000 bumper for the connection from a total prize pool worth € 1 million in front of the first Full House at the event since 2019 for the pandemic.
Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby (3.45)