Oaks winner Tuesday bids to become first filly to win the Curragh Classic in 28 YEARS and provide trainer Aidan O’Brien with a 15th Irish Derby victory
- The daughter of Galileo was yesterday supplemented for the Curragh Classic
- She will bid to become the first filly since Balanchine in 1994 to win the event
- Tuesday edged out Emily Upjohn by a short head in the Oaks earlier in June
- Aidan O’Brien will look for an incredible 15th win in the Irish Derby on Saturday
Oaks winner Tuesday will bid to give trainer Aidan O’Brien an incredible 15th victory in the Irish Derby on Saturday.
The daughter of Galileo was on Tuesday supplemented for the Curragh Classic and will bid to become the first filly since Balanchine in 1994 to win the marquee event.
Tuesday edged out Emily Upjohn by a short head in the Oaks and that form was given a handsome boost when third-home Nashwa lifted the Prix de Diane at Chantilly on Sunday.
Trainer Aidan O’Brien will hope for an incredible 15th victory in the Irish Derby on Saturday
Tuesday (centre) took victory in the Oaks held at the Epsom Derby Festival earlier in June
Adding Tuesday to the field is a clear indication that ante-post second favourite Stone Age, a well beaten sixth in the Derby, will come back in trip and be aimed at the Coral-Eclipse Stakes at Sandown next month.
Bookmakers responded to the move by making Tuesday a general 2-1 second favourite behind Derby-third Westover.
Regular jockey Rob Hornby, who rode Westover at Epsom, has been replaced by owners Juddmonte with three-time Irish champion jockey Colin Keane. The move is not seen as a slight on Hornby, who was unfortunate to find trouble in running in the Derby.