Aidan O’Brien has supplemented Epsom Oaks winner Tuesday for the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby at the Curragh on Saturday.
One of 16 horses going forward for the weekend’s highlight, she will be ridden by Ryan Moore as she bids to become the third horse to win the Oaks and the Irish Derby after success in both races for Salsabil in 1990 and Balanchine four years later.
O’Brien, a record-breaking 14-time winner of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby, has also left Anchorage, Changingoftheguard, Stone Age and Temple Of Artemis in the race with Epsom Derby third Westover, trained by Ralph Beckett and the mount of Irish champion jockey Colin Keane, heading a British-trained challenge that also includes David Menuisier’s Lionel.
Aidan O’Brien’s sons Donnacha and Joseph are well represented, with Piz Badile set to run for the younger sibling and Hannibal Barca, winner of the Heider Family Stables Gallinule Stakes at the Curragh on his first start in Ireland last month, Buckaroo and Vega Magnifico possible runners for his brother.
Paddy Twomey’s French Claim remains in contention along with Jim Bolger’s Boundless Ocean and Manu Et Corde, the Dermot Weld-trained Duke De Sessa and Andy Oliver’s Glory Daze.
This will be the 15th year of Dubai Duty Free’s sponsorship of the race, a relationship that started as the result of a conversation by a baggage carousel in Dublin Airport.
Next week’s Sport for Business Podcast, to be released on Tuesday will be an in-depth interview with CEO and Executive Chairman of Dubai Duty Free, Colm McLoughlin.
Sport for Business Partners