Gleneagles Back Soon
Aidan O’Brien had a succesful weekend once more but with Gleneagles missing another engagment this week then we all await the return which looks likely at Leopardstown during Irish Champions Weekend for the Champion Stakes.
Speaking on Sunday the master of Ballydoyle stated “Gleneagles is grand but it has all been a bit messy. The fact he’s been trained for three races and not got to run in them is a worry, and you don’t know what effect that will have on him. We’d love to run in the Irish Champion Stakes at Leopardstown provided the ground is right for him.”
A quiet debut from the well named Coolmore at the Curragh displayed promise but O’Brien was delighted with the impressive Ballydoyle who continued progress landing the Debutante Stakes and it is likely the new favourite for next years 1000 Guineas will head for the Moyglare Stakes next.
“Ballydoyle did it very nicely and Joseph was very happy with her. We’ll have a look at the Moyglare, and she looks as though she’ll get further than seven furlongs. She’s a great mover and is very well bred.”
On Coolmore’s first run the trainer was not harsh and like a lot of his first time up learnt plenty for the outing. “She was very slow away and when they’re that green it’s hard.
“Joseph dropped her in and they went very slow. She had a nice introduction and she should come on tons.”
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