Luxembourg heading straight to Epsom Derby following Guineas third



Ante-post Cazoo Derby favorite Luxembourg was given a clear invoice of well being by Aidan O’Brien on Monday following his tremendous effort within the 2000 Guineas.

The Camelot colt went into the Newmarket Traditional unbeaten following a juvenile marketing campaign that culminated in victory within the Vertem Futurity Trophy at Doncaster.

And whereas he needed to accept third place on the Rowley Mile, the final view was he had solely enhanced his claims for the premier Traditional. Stablemate Level Lonsdale didn’t fare fairly as properly, ending in 10th place below Frankie Dettori.

Talking on the Curragh, O’Brien mentioned: “The 2 colts (from the 2000 Guineas) cantered this morning and appear tremendous. Luxembourg simply clipped heels after going 50 yards and he did properly to complete the place he did.

“I feel he’ll go straight to Epsom, that was all the time the plan.

“Level Lonsdale may not have been as prepared as I believed, and we would give him a bit of bit extra time to see the place he’s going to go. He was all the time going to remain additional.”

O’Brien had one other Traditional third on Sunday, with Dettori-ridden Oaks favorite Tuesday operating properly within the 1000 Guineas. Stablemate Tenebrism was eighth because the 11-Four market chief on her first strive at a mile, though the Ballydoyle handler feels that was not her true operating.

“Tuesday could run within the Guineas on the Curragh after which go for the Oaks,” he mentioned.

“Ryan (Moore) mentioned that Tenebrism simply received sandwiched for the primary 4 furlongs and by no means received to chill out.

“It was a little bit of a non occasion and we did not study an excessive amount of about her. She did not end and perhaps the explanation was she was utilizing an excessive amount of gasoline or perhaps she did not keep. We’ll in all probability need to run her once more to seek out out.”



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