Aidan O’Brien’s Derby favorite Luxembourg is one in all 5 juveniles the Ballydoyle handler has left within the Vertem Futurity Trophy at Doncaster.
The Camelot colt was spectacular on his debut at Killarney after which actually caught the attention when coming from final to first to win the Beresford Stakes by nearly 5 lengths final month.
That Group Two has launched the careers of some equine greats down the years, together with Sea The Stars.
O’Brien first received Saturday’s race with Saratoga Springs again in 1997, and his most up-to-date victory with subsequent Guineas hero Magna Grecia in 2018 was his ninth, taking him one behind Sir Henry Cecil’s document of 10.
He may additionally run Aikhal, Killavullen Stakes winner Glounthaune, Howth and Stone Age.
O’Brien’s sons is also represented – with Joseph leaving in Buckaroo and Donnacha’s Sissoko among the many confirmations too.
Jim Bolger received final 12 months’s race with Mac Swiney, who went on to win the Irish Guineas and be third within the Champion Stakes this season, and McTigue might characterize him this weekend.
Roger Varian’s Bayside Boy brings rock stable kind – having received the Champagne Stakes and completed third within the Dewhurst – with Acomb and Autumn Stakes second Imperial Fighter left in by Andrew Balding, who might additionally run Hoo Ya Mal.
Mark Johnston’s Royal Patronage could also be the most effective house hope, having overwhelmed Charlie Appleby’s extremely regarded Coroebus final trip within the Royal Lodge.
Ralph Becket’s Angel Bleu was a Group One winner in France final trip, nevertheless, and will intention to double his top-level tally.
Karl Burke’s Bullet Drive and Brian Meehan’s Hanibal Barca full the 15-strong checklist.