O'Brien Keen On Supplementing Oaks Winner Tuesday For Irish Derby

James Mackie | @JMackieRacing


Aidan O'Brien had a superb Royal Ascot festival but has not stopped to take in his accolades and has instead straight away turned his thoughts to this weekends Irish Derby meeting and possibly supplementing his Epsom Oaks winner Tuesday.

Making her debut as a two year old at the Curragh when second to the bright Discoveries for Jessica Harrington, she was put away and has been seen twice this term.

Getting off the mark on seasonal debut at Naas over a mile, she was last seen in the English 1000 Guineas at Newmarket when staying on well up the rail under Frankie Dettori to grab third.

Turned around in the same month she headed over to the Curragh for the Irish equivalent and again had to settle for the places when well beaten by the smart Homeless Songs.

All of her prep this season looked like it was geared towards to Epsom Oaks and the step up to 1m4f was the making of her when she saw off a strong challenge from Emily Upjohn to land the Classic event.

O'Brien is keen to supplement her on Saturday for the Irish Derby against the boys with him currently not having a stand out runner in the race.

(Credit PA news agency) The Ballydoyle trainer said: “It’s possible we could supplement Tuesday.

O'Brien will be looking for a 15th win in the race this weekend and if Tuesday is supplemented she will be near the top of the betting to land the spoils, getting an allowance.