2016 WINS 118    2016 G1 WINS 13     LAST G1 WINNER      SEVENTH HEAVEN   Yorkshire Oaks  




Latest Sires Tables - Galileo in a league of his own - Zoffany leads - Power 4th

Sir Edwin Landseer breaks his maiden tag at Roscommon full story by Red in the news section

Coolmore Trainer David Wachman to retire from training at the end of the season

Hot Young Sires - Power - By Lewis Wheatley http://www.aidanobrienfansite.com/power.php .

 



 

 

 


 

 




 

 





 



 


 


Aidan P O'Brien 1993 - 2016 (Career Records) (G1) 284 (G2) 117 (G3) 243 (T) 644

     2016 Wins (118Group One (13) Group 2 (8) Group 3 (17)  

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07/08/2016 CARAVAGGIO PHEONIX STAKES G1
17/08/2016 IDAHO GREAT VOLTIGEUR STAKES G2
18/08/2016 SEVENTH HEAVEN YORKSHIRE OAKS G1
20/08/2016 ORDER OF ST GEORGE IRISH ST LEGER TRIAL G3
21/08/2016 CHURCHILL FUTURITY STAKES G2
21/08/2016 RHODODENDRON DEBUTANTE STAKES G2
28/08/2016 SOMEHOW SNOW FAIRY FILLIES STAKES G3
28/08/2016 INTELLIGENCE CROSS ROUND TOWER STAKES G3 






 


 

 

                          
                      Ballydoyle Horse of the Month (July) Vote now closed result below 
                  
 

MONTHLY WINNERS 2016

JANUARY -- Belong -- 2nd at Dundalk - MR -- 52% 

FEBRUARY -- Stone Mountain -- HR -- 47% 

MARCH -- Sea of Blue -- HR -- Awarded

APRIL -- US Army Ranger -- MR -- 23% 

MAY -- Minding -- 1000 Guineas -- 46%

JUNE -- Minding -- Oaks & Pretty Polly -- 53%

JULY -- The Gurkha -- Sussex Stakes -- 44%




 



 





2016/17

Colt

Belgravia

Courage Under Fire - 7,2,3,2,5

Douglas Macarthur - 6,1

Taj Mahal - 6,3,3

The Swagman  

Filly,1

Brave Anna - 8,1,1 (G3)Image

Elizabeth Browning - 0,2,4,7,6

How - 9,3,2,2,6 SOLD

Key to my Heart - 0,3

Promise to be True - 1,1 (G3)Image

Runs 27

Wins 5

Win % 18.52

G1 (-) G2 (-) G3 (2) 

2015/16

COLT

Air Vice Marshal - 3,1,2,4,6

Celtic Chieftain -

General MacArthur - 5,1,5,4,1,7,4,2,7,8

Idaho - 1,4,2,3,3,2,1 (G2)

Pietro Testa - 5,2,4

San Francisco  -

FILLY

Ballydoyle - 4,2,1,1,2,1,2,6,0,0  (G1)Image

Best In The World - 2,1,4,7,3,6,1 (G3)Image

Coolmore - 3,2,1,4,5,0,5,3,0 (G3)Image

Minding - 2,1,2,1,1,1,2,1,1,1 (G1)Image

Seventh Heaven - 7,4,1,1,6,1,1 (G1)Image

Runs 66 Wins 22  - Win % 33.33

G1 (9) G2 (2) G3 (2)  

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5th time Lucky for Sir Edwin

By Red 29th August


©Healy Racing Photos

Sir Edwin Landseer finally got rid of his maiden tag at the fifth time of asking when winning the Irish Stallion Farms E.B.F. Maiden. 

He set off in Mid-division, made progress on the outer entering the straight, ridden from two furlongs out,he made headway to lead one and a half furlongs out, he stayed on well under pressure inside the final furlong. He went on to beat Cascavelle by one and three quarter lengths

"He's genuine and consistent. He was there to pick up the pieces if there was nothing special in it, He's probably improving and is a grand horse." Said Donnacha O'Brien


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My Previews for the Ballydoyle runners today at Roscommon 


17:00 Sir Edwin Landseer - D O'Brien - 6/4 - 

Galileo 2YO Colt out of Baraka Full Brother to 2 time Race Winner Beyond Conceit. 4 career starts to date in maidens and has never been out of the the top 3 with 2 seconds and 2 thirds. Was beaten on debut by Group 2 Vintage Stakes winner War Decree and that form is rock solid & has put in decent performances since but needs to break his maiden now. Ice Canyon poses the biggest threat and there is not much between them hopefully Ed will get the job done.


18:30 Eavesdrop - J A Heffernan - 4/1 - 

Galileo 3YO Filly out of Native Force. Half-sister to Group 1 winning sprinter and still counting, Kingsgate Native. Showed some promise as a Juvenile but only 3 runs in 2016 in maidens and she has made heavy weather of trying to win one. Having said that his looks an average maiden and there is not much between a few of these its wide open and you would have to give Eavesdrop every chance she also gets the nod from Heff.


18:30 Hibiscus - D O'Brien - 11/8 - 

Galileo 3YO Filly out of Jacqueline Quest. 650,000 GNS  Purchase at Tatts 2014 - First offspring of dam who was disqualified after winning the 2010 1000 Guineas. Placed on her only 2 career starts to date when 3rd on debut at Gowran Park & 2nd next time out at Kilarney. She has looked fairly progressive and Donnacha takes off some valuable weight on paper she should win this hands down but have a feeling Eavesdrop could shine today both Ballydoyle fillies wont be far away and could well fight out the finish.  


Its a watching brief for me today good luck if you are playing Paul (AOBFS Team) 


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Pulled muscle for Caravaggio

  • Last Updated: August 28 2016, 17:08 BST

Caravaggio might not run again this season after suffering a setback which has put in doubt his scheduled engagement in the Juddmonte Middle Park Stakes.

Caravaggio could be out for the season

Caravaggio could be out for the season

August 28th

Should the unbeaten colt miss the Group One over six furlongs at Newmarket on September 24 then plans to go for the Breeders' Cup Juvenile would be scrapped and he would go into winter quarters.

O'Brien said: "Caravaggio had a little bit of a setback about 10 days ago - he tweaked a muscle in his ribcage. He's fine now, but whether he'll make the Middle Park, we're not sure.

"I imagine if Caravaggio doesn't make the Middle Park, he might not run again this year. There's nothing much left for him.

"Originally we were thinking of going for the Middle Park and then maybe going on to the Breeders' Cup Juvenile on the dirt with him, but if he's not ready in time for the Middle Park he wouldn't do the rest.


On the subject of the Qipco 2000 Guineas favourite getting a mile next season, O'Brien told
At The Races: "As for next year, it would depend what the lads decide themselves."He'd probably finish off for the year if that was the case."

"He's a very quick horse, but he's very relaxed and very clear winded and he's a good mover, so those things altogether would help him to stay.

"If he came back next year without running any more (this season), I suppose you could start him in some of those seven-furlong races and you'd get a bit of a glimpse then, but he is very fast."

Caravaggio is the 3/1 favourite for the 2000 Guineas with Sky Bet


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Cross Blitzes his rivals in Round Tower 

August 28th

Intelligence Cross outclassed his rivals in the Round Tower Stakes

Intelligence Cross looked in a different class to his rivals as he powered away to convincingly take the Round Tower Stakes at the Curragh.

Placed in his last two starts behind Mehmas after opening his account over this course and distance, Aidan O'Brien's youngster was always well-placed on the near-side rail as Velveteen made the running.

When Seamie Heffernan asked the 11-8 favourite for his effort the response was impressive as he quickened clear to score by four and a quarter lengths from Holy Cat. De Boss Man was a neck back in third.

Intelligence Cross was completing a treble for O'Brien following the wins of Yucatan and Somehow earlier on the card.

O'Brien said: "He went to York, but didn't run because of the ground. He missed a few bits of work because of going over there and I was a little bit worried about that today.

"We'll look at the Middle Park now with him."


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Awesome Somehow crushes Snow Fairy rivals 

August 28th


©Healy Racing Photos

Somehow was in a different league today to her nine opponents in the Group Three Snow Fairy Fillies Stakes at the Curragh.

Aidan O'Brien's filly was dropping back in trip for this mile and one contest after a runner-up spot in a Group Three over a mile and a half at Cork. Prior to that she finished fifth in the Irish Oaks.

She raced in fifth for Seamie Heffernan before making eye-catching progress on the outer to get on terms under two furlongs out.

She then breezed into the lead a furlong and a half down and eased clear inside the final furlong. She powered her way to the line as she hacked up by seven lengths.

The winner was a 5/2 chance. Mick Channon's raider Epsom Icon (10/1) won the race for second, half a length ahead of 9/4 favourite Skiffle.

Aidan O'Brien said: "She is an improving filly and Fastnet Rock's seem to get better as they get older.

"Seamie said not to be afraid of going back with her for the Matron Stakes. She's getting quicker."

This gave O'Brien a Curragh double as Yucatan took the opening juvenile maiden.

Paddy Power cutSomehow from 25/1 to 10/1 for the British Champion Fillies & Mares Stakes. Paddy Power and BoyleSports gave her a first show of 10/1 for the Matron Stakes.



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Yucatan leads home Ballydoyle 1 2 

August 28th


©Healy Racing Photos

Yucatan wore down stablemate Taj Mahal to give Aidan O'Brien a one-two in the mile maiden for juvenile colts and geldings at the Curragh.

Taj Mahal, a full brother to Gleneagles, had been a beaten favourite on his three previous outings and again the market expected him to oblige as went off the 7/4 jolly. Taj Mahal led but faced a challenge from Lightening Fast approaching the final quarter of a mile. That rival's effort soon petered out as Seamie Heffernan went for home along the rail on the favourite.

It was Taj Mahal though that threw down the gauntlet in the final furlong and he always looked to get there as he hit the front close home.

The winner scored by a head at 4/1 under Donnacha O'Brien. Three Jacks at 25/1 was two and three quarter lengths behind the runner-up Taj Mahal.

Aidan O'Brien said: "He came forward lovely from the first day and had a lovely run the first day under Ana [when seventh here last week]."

"He's a very well-bred horse and he looks a middle distance horse for next year. I'm trying to educate him this year and, if he comes out of this race okay, he could have another run this year.

"The other horse (Taj Mahal) is a bit frustrating and is still very babyish. He's looking in front of him all the time. He's not ungenuine but just babyish and at least he's getting better."

Donnacha O'Brien added: "He's still a little bit green. When he got there he pricked his ears today. I think he has a lot of ability. He's a young horse and he's still learning. I just had to sit on him and a gap came lovely and it worked out well.

"Even though he's a little bit lazy he's able to quicken a little bit, maybe a mile and a quarter type horse next year."



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My Previews for the Ballydoyle runners at The Curragh Sunday 28th August

14:10 Taj Mahal - J A Heffernan - 3/1 - 

Galileo 2YO Colt out of  You'resothrilling. Full Brother to Classic Winner Marvellous & 4 time Group One Winner Gleneagles  & Group 3 winner Coolmore. 3 career starts to date and has yet to set the world on fire beaten favourite on all three occasions too. Aidan will have been scratching his head over this one certainly more than a work in progress. Took a while for him to hit top gear last time at Leopardstown so the step up in trip should really suit him. Really needs to break his maiden if he is to make the big group races at the back end of the season and I have no doubt he can flourish into a group winning horse after all all of his siblings are group winners.

14:10 Yucatan  - D O'Brien - 11/2 - 

Galileo 2YO Colt out of  Six Perfections. Dam was a Multile Group One winner which includes the Breeders Cup Mile in 2003 Dams 8th Foal yet to produce anything of note.  Owned in Partnership with Flaxman Holdings & The Niarchos Family. Only one career starts to date and that came at the same course and distance here 2 weeks ago and even though he only finished 7th of 11 behind stablemate Utah he did show some promise. Will come on alot for the run and could be the biggest Danger to Taj who I just about go with out the 2 but it was a close call and would not surprise me if Yucatan was to win 

14:40 Butterflies - J A Heffernan  - 7/2 - 

Galileo 2YO Filly out of Mariah's Storm. Half Sister to Giants Causeway & You'resothrilling (the dam of Marvellous Gleneagles  Coolmore & Taj Mahal). Nice Filly who has Progressed for every one of her 3 career starts. ran out an impressive winner last time out at Gowran park in late June she really appreciated the step up in trip and finished 11 lengths clear of her stable mate and one of today's opponents Bound. Really fancy her today and think she will get the job done. 

14:40 Bound  - D O'Brien - 9/1 - 

Galileo 2YO Filly out of Remember When. Dams 4th Foal she finished second in 2010 Epsom Oaks. This 2yo is a Full Sister to Group 2 winner Wedding Vow & Beacon Rock. Has shown steady progress on her 3 starts to date but remains a maiden and has 11 lengths to make up on stable mate Butterflies which I think for now is beyond her but expect her to show further progression but have to prefer Butterflies on known form.

15:50 Somehow - J A Heffernan - 7/4 -  

Fastnet Rock 3YO Filly out of €” Alexandrova. Half Sister to Alex My Boy Drops & Fonteyn. 6 career starts to date winning 2 of them including the Cheshire Oaks (Listed) Ran with credit in 4th spot behind Superstar Minding in the Epsom Oaks and again put in a solid display in the Irish Version when 5th to Multiple Group one winner Seventh Heaven. Her last run came 3 weeks ago at Cork finished 2nd (Beat by a Neck) by Stablemate Best in the World in the Give Thanks Stakes G3. The only thing against her is she is drastically coming down in trip but she is the one to beat on all known form and should win this.

16:25 Intelligence Cross - J A Heffernan - 11/8 - 

War Front 2yo Colt out of Good Vibes. Full Brother to Sweet Orange who won over $10,685,820 in Career earnings. Smartly landed his maiden here in June and has performed at a high level in two runs since in the UK. Has twice placed behind Mehmas in the July Stakes & Richmond Stakes both races are group 2 races. On all known form he is the one to beat and sets a very high standard fancy him quite strongly.

16:25 Sportsmanship - D O'Brien - 9/2 - 

War Front 2yo Colt out of Wild Poppy. Half brother to Airman's Creed & Che Querido. Took 3 attempts for him to break his maiden but always looked a decent horse & went on to break his maiden over this trip at Leopardstown last month.. Since has Dropped back in trip twice  really flew home in the Curragh Stakes here last week but the chance was already gone but that would suggest that today's trip should be right up his street but have to go with his stablemate think this will be a 1,2 for Ballydoyle maybe a forecast is called for.

17:00 General Macarthur  - J A Heffernan - 16/1 -  

War Front 3yo Colt out of Imagine. Half Brother to Group One winner Horatio Nelson  & Group Two Winner Kitty Matchum. Dam multiple Group One winner & Dual Classic winner. 10 career starts to date and 2 wins coming at Dundalk in maiden company and won a conditions race at Navan in June. All in all he has not hit the heights i thought he would this year and has been very inconsistent but this race is somewhat of a lottery and you could back worse 16/1 shots than G-Mac.


Taj Mahal Butterflies Somehow & Intelligence Cross for me today good luck if you are playing and thanks for reading. Paul (AOBFS Team)



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My Previews for the 4 Ballydoyle runners at Navan on Saturday

14:05 Elizabeth Browning - J A Heffernan - 12/1 

Galileo 2YO Filly Out of Inca Princess - Full sister to Group 1 winner, Johannes Vermeer. 5 starts to date for this juvenile by far her best performance came at Tipperary in June chasing home Promise to be True who looks a potential G1 winner. Since has disappointed was last home in the Canford Cliffs Listed stakes behind the highly regarded Derby contender CAPRI and last time was beaten on the all weather at Dundalk when 6th behind another Coolmore Horse named Winter. She seems very inconsistent and may already sadly be exposed at this level. Blitz has solid form and would be my pick.

15:15 Californiadreaming - Anastasia O'Brien - 14/1 

Fastnet Rock 3YO Filly out of  Descant - Full Sister to Cougar mountain & Half Sister to Multiple Race Winners Roaring Forte & Far Note. She is this years version of Cradle Mountain (IRON HORSE) this is her 13th start of the season Her only win from a total 15 outings came at this very course over 1 mile in June; well beaten since and  has looked exposed in 2 Listed races since & 6f handicap at Leopardstown last time out you would have to question the trip she may lacks the speed to be competitive over 5 furlongs 100% best watched 

16:25 Treasure Chest - D O'Brien - 15/8 

Galileo 3YO Colt out of Bonheur Half Brother to Multiple Group race winner Caribbean Sunset & Snow Queen. -  2 Starts to date did not show much on debut at the Curragh in June showed a bit more potential when second last time out at Leopardstown but still does not look in love with the game and just one im not too convinced about the price is not right for me hope he breaks his maiden but best watched.

17:00 Schubert - D O'Brien - 5/2 

War Front 3YO Colt out of Score. A $1,300,000 Purchase at Keenland 2014 - Half brother to graded stakes placed Timely Tally. Unbelievably still a maiden and has been a beaten favorite on no less than 6 times OWEY But today will be his day he surely at last will break his duck because on the bare form of these he is ahead he wont get many better chances to win than this and the price is generous but ofcourse comes with risk.

Schubert is my only bet of the day good luck if you are playing Paul (AOBFS Team)


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Round Tower stakes

by Red 26th August

Sportsmanship and Intelligence Cross face 8 rivals in the Group 3 Round Tower stakes at the Curragh on Sunday.

Sportsmanship the War Front colt has run 5 times winning one and finishing 2nd once. He was last seen when finishing 5th of 10 in the Group 3 Jimmy O’Neill Irish Racing Excellence Curragh stakes on the 20th August.

Intelligence Cross the War Front colt has run 4 times winning one, being placed 3 times. He was last seen when finishing 3rd of 4 behind Mehmas in the Group 2 Qatar Richmond stakes at Goodwood at the end of July.

Aidan has won this in the past with Warrior Queen in 1999, Cherokee in 2004 and Great White Eagle in 2013.



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Flame of Tara stakes 

By Red 26th August


Bound and Butterflies face 5 rivals at the Curragh on Sunday in the Group 3 Flame of Tara EBF stakes.

The Galileo filly Butterflies has run 3 times, winning her last race at Gowran Park at the end of July in the Irish Stallion Farms EBF stakes when beating the John Oxx trained Decisive Intent by a length with stable companion Bound back in 5th.

Bound the Galileo filly has run 3 times, and is still a maiden. She was last seen finishing a head 2nd behind the Dermot Weld filly Mujaazy on the 20th July in the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Fillies Maiden.

This race is a step up in class for both fillies.

Aidan won this race with Kind of Magic in 2015.


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Ballydoyle Jockey Stats ranked by wins (rides in first column)




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Galileo's 59 Individual G1 winners update - added owners & nation stats & if ever trained by APOB


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Latin Beat makes it a winning debut at tip 

August 25th


The easy to back Latin Beat took the opener at Tipperary, the Camas Park Stud EBF Maiden, on his debut, scoring under Seamie Heffernan for Aidan O'Brien.

As short as 4/7 last night, the son of Galileo opened on track at 5/4 before going off a 2/1 chance.

The money came for another newcomer in the line-up, Son Of Rest. He was available at 9/4 this morning, but opened on-course at just 5/4 before going off the clear 4/5 favourite.

Sent straight to the front by Heffernan, the winner made all. He was pressed by the market leader with over a furlong to go, but he pulled out more under pressure, going on to score by three parts of a length.

Son Of Rest had to settle for second under Wayne Lordan for Tommy Stack, while Cleona was four and three parts of a length back in third under Kevin Manning for Jim Bolger at 7/1.

Aidan O'Brien said afterwards: "You'd be very happy with that and he handled the ease in the ground well.

"He'll stay well and will get a mile and could run in the Beresford Stakes next.

"He was sticking his tongue out so and I used the tongue-tie just to keep it down."


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Idaho for the St.Leger a snippet

By Red 24th August



Ante-post favourite Idaho leads the way after 25 horses stood their ground at the latest confirmation stage for the Group 1 Ladbrokes St Leger at Doncaster .

Aidan's Colt cemented his place at the head of the betting for the Classic on September 10th when landing the Group 2 Great Voltigeur Stakes at York last week, He beat stablemate Housesofparliament by a length and three quarters and he is one of 10 entries for Aidan, along with Sword Fighter, Somehow and Pretty Perfect.

Aidan has won the St.Leger in the past with Milan in 2001, Brian Boru 2003, Scorpion 2005, and Leading Light 2013.


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Somehow in the Snow Fairy 

By Red 24th August


Aidan's filly somehow is one of 18 possibles for the Group 3 Snow Fairy stakes at the Curragh on Sunday. 

She was last seen out when finishing 2nd behind stablemate Best in the World at Cork in the Group 3 Irish Stallion Farms EBF Give Thanks Stakes she was beaten only a neck that day.

Previous to that she finished 5th Behind Seventh Heaven in the Group 1 Darley Irish Oaks and 4th behind Minding in the Group 1 Investec Oaks.

She faces competition from the Charlie Appleby filly Skiffle whom she beat at Epsom, and We Are Ninety, trained by Hugo Palmer.



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Timeform Global Rankings European Division Ballydoyle Spotlight &

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A Great Weekend 



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Galileo the Rolls Royce of Sires 



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A.P.O'Brien All time top listed by career earnings 




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Leading Sires Tables Updated - Galileo out on his own - Zoffany leads Power in 4th 




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A.P.O'Brien Career Stats Updated



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A.P.O'Brien Year By Year Stats update



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Big Ben brings up Ballydoyle treble 

Big Ben forges on in the Curragh Healey racing photos 

Seamie Heffernan dictated the fractions on Big Ben in the mile-and-a-quarter maiden and the colt found plenty at the business end, although his backers had a heart in mouth moment when he took a jump deep inside the final furlong.

The Galileo colt had solid placed form in the book behind the very progressive Stellar Mass and was sent off the 13/8 favourite to oblige on his second run.

He was challenged by stablemate Tree Of Knowledge as the raced unfolded three furlongs out.

Heffernan went for the whip a furlong and a half out and his mount kept grinding it out on the far rail. Tree Of Knowledge could make no impression on him and the gap increased in the last furlong when Big Ben made a leap over 100 yards out.

When back on an even keel, he got back into stride to take the spoils from Tree Of Knowledge (11/4) who was able to close after that incident to within three parts of a length.

Aidan O'Brien said: "He's a tough hardy horse. He's still green and when he gave him a belt he hit the rail.

“Hopefully he'll keep progressing and I think he'll stay further so he'll probably step up in trip.

“Donnacha's horse (Tree Of Knowledge) came forward too and on his next run I'd say he'll be there.”

Of the other horses that comprised his treble today, O'Brien said: "Very happy. Churchill's a lovely horse, he cruises well through the race. He's very relaxed in a race. When he goes there he doesn't do a lot, that's the only little thing you have to be careful with him. When Seamus gave him a dig today he pulled out and stretched when he wanted.

"We'll come back here for the National Stakes, that's the plan. He's a big powerful horse with plenty of speed. He works more like a miler than a middle-distance horse. You'd imagine he'd definitely get 10 (furlongs) and who knows about the mile and a half.

"Seamus rode her (Rhododendron) here the first day and he loved her and then Ryan (Moore) rode her in Goodwood and he was very happy with her. Obviously she's a lovely laidback filly, she races lovely and relaxed on the bridle and stays well too."



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Rhododendron nets a 7th Debutante for Aidan 


Rhododendron swooped down the outside to get the better of stablemate Hydrangea in the Group Two Debutante Stakes at the Curragh.

The 11/8 favourite began to make her move from fourth as the field flashed passed the two pole Hydrangea (10/1) was boxing on at the head of affairs with strong-travelling Rehana in second and Intricately third.

Seamie Heffernan got into the drive position and his mount improved to lead narrowly from Hydrangea with less than 200 yards to race.

Hydrangea, on the inside, rallied though but went down by a head. Intricately was a further length and a quarter away in third at 14/1 with Rehana fourth after failing to pick up.

Seamie Heffernan said: "She was ready for today. She had a good run here and she learned a bit at Goodwood and Ryan (Moore) said to get there late. He thought she was the best, I wasn't sure which of the three of ours to ride.

"Aidan said that she was probably a little bit better so he was right. The second is a very good filly. It was a good race, we are lucky to have them."

Aidan O'Brien added: "They're two very nice fillies and I'm delighted with them.

“Michael's filly (Brave Anna) got a little bit tired but she had a good break after Ascot.

“The second kept coming. She's a hardy filly. They will all hopefully come back here for the Moyglare and they'll get further.”

O'Brien's Brave Anna finished sixth under Michael Hussey.

O'Brien and Heffernan were winning their second Group Two on the card as Churchill also took the Futurity.


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Churchill bags an 8th Futurity for Aidan 

Churchill: Group Two winner at the Curragh on Sunday

Aidan O'Brien's Royal Ascot winner was already at the forefront of the betting for next year's Investec Derby after following up in a Group Three at Leopardstown, and travelled well behind leader Arcada in the early stages of the race.

After Seamie Heffernan angled the 1/4 favourite out to lead over a furlong out the result was hardly in doubt, as he fended off the challenge of Radio Silence by two lengths, looking better the further he went.

Churchill is 16/1 joint-favourite for next year's Investec Derby with Sky Bet and representative Michael Shinners said: "There was a brief moment when the giant Churchill may have been slightly caught for speed but once he got going there was no stopping the son of Galileo and he looks a colt of huge potential in terms of middle-distances next season.

Trainer Aidan O'Brien said: “I'm delighted with him. He's lovely and lazy and just quickens. Seamus was very happy with him.

“He's very lazy and doesn't do an awful lot in front. It was the same at Ascot and Leopardstown. He's a big sleepy fellow.

“He'll come back here for the National Stakes and there's no doubt he'll be better on better ground.

“Hopefully he'll get further than a mile but he's not slow this horse. I'd definitely say he's a Guineas type of horse.

“Maybe he will get a mile-and-a-half but he doesn't go like a mile-and-a-half horse in his work. He has plenty of boot and is a big powerful horse.”


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