123 3 Who was the first horse to do the British and Irish 2,000 Guineas
double for Aidan O'Brien?
KGLENEAGLES should give Aidan O'Brien a 10th Tattersalls Irish 2,000 Guineas
success at the Curragh today.
Dubai: Godolphin's Maftool and Belardo will skip Saturday's English 2,000 Guineas
(G1) and instead take their chances in the French equivalent at Longchamp, Paris, next weekend.
Aidan O'Brien's colt has suffered a setback in training and the Irish trainer will aim him at the French 2,000 Guineas
on May 16 instead.
Fresh from a massive fourtimer at the Curragh the previous Sunday, the Cashel trainer landed the feature Leopardstown 2,000 Guineas
Trial Stakes and doubled up with Mister Carter.
Winker Watson is available at 10-1 with sponsors Stan James for the 2,000 Guineas
, while stablemate Cape Amber currently trades at 9s for the 1,000 Guineas.
Peter Chapple-Hyam remains upbeat about Dutch Art's prospects for the Stan James 2,000 Guineas
( despite the colt's defeat at Newbury.
IRISH trainer Aidan O'Brien has a creamy rich crop of top two-year-olds, and runs 4-1 2,000 Guineas
favourite George Washington in the Group One National Stakes at The Curragh this afternoon.
JIM CROWLEY will have the chance to provide Frankel with his first Classic winner following confirmation that the reigning champion jockey will maintain his partnership with Eminent for the Qipco 2,000 Guineas
ODDS-ON favourite Kingman will face 13 rivals in the Tattersalls Irish 2,000 Guineas
at the Curragh tomorrow.
Dermot Weld's colt is among a field of eight which includes the rematch from the English 2,000 Guineas
of Henry the navigator and New Approach.
Richard Hannon's Redback, third in the Sagitta 2,000 Guineas
, is amongst a sizeable British entry remaining in the French equivalent, the Poule d'Essai des Poulains, at Longchamp on Sunday.