Belfast Telegraph

Home Sport Racing

Gleneagles team eye Curragh

Gleneagles is likely to be next seen in the Tattersalls Irish 2,000 Guineas at the Curragh on May 23.

The impressive Classic winner holds entries in the Dante at York and in the English and Irish Derbys, but he is unlikely to be asked to race over further for some time.

Trainer Aidan O'Brien feels he could stay a mile and a quarter, but his electric turn of foot and ability to travel on the bridle mark him out as a special miler.

"He travelled well (in the Qipco 2000 Guineas at Newmarket) and he has the ability to quicken, that's what he showed us last year," O'Brien told At The Races.

"He did what we hoped. He had been working well at home so obviously we were hoping he'd do that.

"He's very much like Giant's Causeway, so he could get a mile and a quarter, but he looks to be a miler really.

"What you want in a good miler is the ability to travel and then quicken, and that is what he can do.

"I think the Irish Guineas will be next but we'll have to see what the ground is like and the boys will talk about that. It looks the obvious race, though."

Daily News Headlines Newsletter

Today's news headlines, directly to your inbox.


From Belfast Telegraph