New Derby favorite Luxembourg is in rivalry for a Group One project within the Vertem Futurity Trophy at Doncaster.
The Aidan O’Brien-trained son of Camelot created an enormous impression within the Beresford Stakes on the Curragh on Saturday, cruising to victory beneath Seamie Heffernan as he got here from final to first to take his report to 2 from two.
A visit to City Moor on October 23 now awaits, ought to all go effectively – a race his sire gained in 2011 en path to touchdown the next 12 months’s 2000 Guineas and Derby.
O’Brien stated: “He is a stunning horse and was exhibiting hundreds earlier than he went to Killarney (on debut). He got here ahead each week after that, and it was a stunning second stage for him.
“The plan was to return right here after which he would possibly go for the Futurity if he stays effectively. Generally this time of the 12 months horses can go off, as a result of he’s an enormous horse.
“He has loads of class and isn’t wanting tempo. He goes by means of his work very effectively.”
Luxembourg had been co-favourite for Epsom instantly after the Beresford, however by Sunday was the clear 8-1 market chief.
O’Brien had not been on the Curragh to observe Luxembourg, as a result of simply moments earlier Tenebrism was profitable the Juddmonte Cheveley Park Stakes in spectacular style for him at Newmarket – carrying the identical colors of Westerberg.
The Ballydoyle coach stated: “She appeared extremely particular in Naas (on her solely earlier run in March) when she took off within the final furlong, and was simply able to go racing yesterday.
“She’s clearly an excellent filly. You want to run her over seven (furlongs) to see what would occur for subsequent 12 months, but it surely appeared like the way in which she went to the road (at Newmarket) that she might get seven effectively.”