Belfast Telegraph

Tuesday 16 September 2014

O'Brien dominates Railway entries

Cristoforo Colombo

Aidan O'Brien has seven of the 12 five-day possibles for the Dubai Duty Free Full Of Surprises Railway Stakes at the Curragh on Saturday.

The Ballydoyle handler won the Group 2 prize 11 times in 13 years from 1997, including with subsequent Classic winners King Of Kings, Rock Of Gibraltar, George Washington and Mastercraftsman.

This season's squad is headed by Cristoforo Colombo and Gale Force Ten, who both made the frame at last week's Royal Ascot meeting.

The Railway Stakes has gone back to Britain for the past couple of years, though, and Mick Channon could cross the Irish Sea with the twice-raced maiden Ayaar.

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