Aidan O’Brien’s Breeders’ Cup battalion took to the observe at Keeneland for the primary time on Tuesday, with the Ballydoyle coach glad to be in Kentucky as soon as extra.
The Coolmore operation have loads of entries throughout the 2 days of the assembly and the O’Brien string have been in a position stretch their legs on the observe for the primary time since arriving after their quarantine interval elapsed.
Talking forward of this weekend’s assembly – dwell on Sky Sports activities Racing – O’Brien stated: “We love coming to Keeneland as a result of its climate may be just like ours and everybody right here is horsey minded, like we’re in Eire.
“You must be tactically fast round right here, however you want to have the ability to end off your race as properly.
“We can be wanting on the floor, however in my view I favor it fast as a result of Flat horses ought to be all about velocity.”
Aidan O’Brien’s Breeders’ Cup staff
Turf – Broome, Stone Age
“Wanting on the staff, we now have two horses within the Turf. Broome ran very properly within the race final yr. Situations haven’t at all times been in his favour, however I feel he’ll benefit from the floor if it is fast.
“His one flaw is he misses the break. He is a late loader, however he can get on the again foot. We are attempting to do issues to assist him break higher.
“He broke badly at Del Mar below Irad (Ortiz Jnr) and he rides him once more. That day he gave him an opportunity and stated he could not consider he received beat.
“Stone Age ran properly within the heavy (Champion Stakes) and is snug over a mile and a half, however I feel there will be no extra rain this week and the going can be totally different for him.”
Mile – Order Of Australia
“We have now Order Of Australia within the Mile, going for a repeat of two years in the past.
“I used to be very glad together with his run at Keeneland and he was drawn out a bit. I’ve taken my time with him all yr and have simply gently turned the screw on him and his final work was very pleasing. We bred him and nonetheless personal a leg in him.”
Filly & Mare Turf – Tuesday, Toy
“Tuesday may be very properly, she has a pleasant draw. It was unhealthy floor when she ran in France (Prix de l’Opera), however her work has been excellent.
“Toy has made excellent progress since her final race, she has a great draw and the journey and floor ought to be fantastic for her.”
Juvenile Fillies Turf – Meditate
“Meditate is one I actually like stepping up in journey and I feel that, coupled with going spherical a bend, will assist her.
“She’s a No Nay By no means out of a mare by Dalakhani and we’re nonetheless studying about these No Nay Nevers who’re quick, precocious horses. Meditate has loads of stamina on the dam’s aspect, we’re nonetheless understanding about what we do together with her subsequent yr.
“She’s by no means misplaced a kilo since her final run, we have given her the possibility to again out in her work however there are not any damaging indicators.
“She’s additionally received a great thoughts and is a hardy filly whose structure may even assist her with the space.”
Juvenile Turf – Victoria Street
“Our two-year-old colt (Victoria Street) got here from a great bit again at Chantilly and we predict he might develop right into a French Derby horse.
“The primary factor is that we do not need him to get misplaced early in his race on Friday, however I really feel it is solely when he goes additional that we’ll see him in a greater mild.”
Watch each Breeders’ Cup race dwell on Sky Sports activities Racing on November 4-5.