Madhmoon in nice form for rematch with Anthony Van Dyck in Irish Derby at Curragh

Madhmoon in great shape for rematch with Anthony Van Dyck in Irish Derby at Curragh

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Anthony Van Dyck headlines Aidan O’Brien’s six contenders for the Dubai Accountability Unfastened Irish Derby on the Curragh on Saturday.


The Investec Derby, who will likely be ridden via Ryan Moore after Seamie Heffernan partnered him to glory at Epsom final day out, will bid to finish a double final completed via Harzand in 2016.

Broome, who used to be fourth at Epsom, Norway, Il Paradiso, Sovereign and Western Australia stay within the combine for Ballydoyle.

“These days it looks as if Anthony Van Dyck, Broome, Norway and Sovereign, and we nonetheless need to come to a decision on Western Australia and Il Paradiso,” stated O’Brien, talking at a press morning for the race.

“Ryan all the time rides the number 1 and that’s clearly Anthony Van Dyck, that’s how it all the time is in a Derby.”

Kevin Prendergast’s Madhmoon is the largest danger to O’Brien’s dominance.

He overcame a stricken run to complete a effective 3rd at Epsom.

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Prendergast, who turns 87 in a couple of weeks’ time, stated: “My father gained the Irish Derby winner 4 occasions, the primary one being Darkish Warrior in 1950.

“Madhmoon is a great horse and with a bit of luck he has a superb opportunity. He’s were given a battalion to overcome, however with a bit of luck he can act in addition to he did at Epsom and we would get a consequence.

“The entire horses that ran within the Derby have run creditably since, I believe there have been two winners at Royal Ascot out of it.

“Aidan stated it used to be some of the higher Derbys that he’s had horses to run in, so with a bit of luck he used to be proper.

“He’s completely bombing – he’s in nice shape and couldn’t be higher.”

Chris Hayes rides Madhmoon and stated of Epsom: “To head down via part a period on account of issues you’ll’t regulate, it used to be a sour tablet to swallow however with a bit of luck we will be able to put it proper on his subsequent get started.

“I believe the Curragh will swimsuit him higher, Epsom may be very challenging and you wish to have issues to move proper, as I came upon. The Curragh is a good observe and I’ll believe he’ll be a lot more at house, it’s additionally simply 5 mins up the street which must be a favorable.

“I don’t suppose the instance were given to him, the whole thing went proper till the street crossing which set him racing quicker than I sought after.

“We have been part a period off being best possible, with a bit of luck we will be able to put that proper.”

In the similar Sheikh Hamdan Al Maktoum possession as Madhmoon is Dermot Weld’s modern Sea The Stars colt Rakan.

Finishing the record is Joseph O’Brien’s Buckhurst and Jim Bolger’s Assured.

Saturday’s card additionally includes a prime elegance version of the Workforce 2 GAIN Railway Stakes the place the unbeaten Siskin is ready to line up after skipping Royal Ascot.

Aidan O’Brien has left within the Coventry Stakes winner Arizona however did point out that this race may see the second one look of the thrilling Monarch Of Egypt.

Monarch Of Egypt lived as much as a lofty recognition when changing into the primary successful son of first season sire American Pharoah at Naas in April however hasn’t run since.

“We’re pondering of working again Monarch Of Egypt within the Railway Stakes,” O’Brien showed on Tuesday. “We have been to visit Ascot with him however he had a little bit little bit of a setback so he is simply in a position to start out again now at The Curragh. We may have one thing else to move with him as neatly.”

The bottom is these days described as just right to yielding, yielding in puts at the spherical observe and yielding, yielding to cushy at the instantly observe with temperatures because of upward push into the prime 20s later this week.

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