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Gleneagles right on course

By Martin Kelly

Published 01/06/2015

Derby bid: Aidan O’Brien says Gleneagles is set for Epsom
Derby bid: Aidan O’Brien says Gleneagles is set for Epsom

Gleneagles has moved a step closer to running in the Investec Derby at Epsom on Saturday.

Gleneagles' trainer Aidan O'Brien, speaking from Chantilly, said it was likely the dual Guineas winner would be left in the premier Classic at today's confirmation stage.

"I didn't hear that he was going to be taken out, so I presume he is going to be left in," commented the Ballydoyle handler.

Owners Coolmore also have the option of adding the filly Found into the field today.

O'Brien added: "I didn't hear anything about the filly being supplemented in it yet. All the colts that are in it, are in it.

"The lads (Coolmore partners John Magnier, Michael Tabor and Derrick Smith) will have a good chat. She came out of the Irish Guineas well."

New Bay finished with a real flourish to provide Andre Fabre with a fourth victory in the Prix du Jockey Club at Chantilly.

The Khalid Abdullah-owned son of Dubawi was settled in the rear by French champion jumps jockey Vincent Cheminaud for much of the extended mile-and-a-quarter journey and remained nearer last than first rounding the home turn.

Once angled wide to challenge, New Bay showed thrilling acceleration to run to the lead and was ultimately well on top.

Highland Reel fared the best of O'Brien's three runners, bouncing back from a disappointing run when favourite for the French 2000 Guineas to fill the runner-up spot.

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