WITH a staggering 200 horses in coaching – 100 of them being two-year-olds – Aidan O’Brien is priming his workforce for the Flat season.
The Irish maestro has loads of prime contenders for the Classics and appears to be in for yet one more large yr. Right here, O’Brien runs via plans for a number of of his star names.
Ten Sovereigns: Large-race goal – 2000 Guineas
“Ten Sovereigns bodily has performed nicely and is a really relaxed horse. Nothing would recommend he would not get a mile.
“We’ll skip the Greenham Stakes at Newbury (on Saturday) as there isn’t a level taking over Too Darn Scorching when he is not absolutely prepared and he’ll go straight to the 2000 Guineas.”
U S S Michigan: Large-race goal – Kentucky Derby
“U S S Michigan will run at Chelmsford. If we had been to have a horse for the Kentucky Derby, U S S Michigan can be the one one.
“I am not but positive if a win at Chelmsford can be sufficient to get him in to Kentucky, however he’s a giant, long-striding cruiser and we all the time thought he would get a mile and additional.”
Sergei Prokofiev: Large-race goal – Commonwealth Cup
“Sergei Prokofiev is a really quick horse – as quick a horse as I’ve ever had. He was a three-year-old working towards older horses with a penalty at Naas and received.
“It is the way in which he comes via his race – he’s very quick, however is a six-furlong horse, not 5 furlongs.”
Hermosa, So Excellent, Simply Fantastic & Fairyland: Large-race – 1000 Guineas
“Hermosa will go straight to the Guineas and together with So Excellent each have bodily performed very nicely. Simply Fantastic and Fairyland will even go straight to the Guineas and I am very proud of each.”
Japan, Mount Everest, Broome, Anthony Van Dyck, Outdated Glory & Norway: Large-race goal – The Derby
“I am very proud of Japan and Mt Everest – a beautiful-moving horse who has performed extraordinarily nicely bodily.
“I used to be very happy with Broome successful at Leopardstown the opposite day and Anthony Van Dyck is one other Derby horse and can run in a trial first. Outdated Glory and Norway are different horses who will run in Derby trials.”
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Capri: Big-race target – Ascot Gold Cup
“The Ascot Gold Cup is the big one for us mid-season and Capri will step up in trip and go the staying route.”
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