Aidan O’Brien has Proposed on What Is Going to be a Hectic afternoon on both sides of the Irish Sea for the Ballydoyle team Ryan Moore could stay in Britain to partner Sir Dragonet at the William Hill St Leger at Doncaster on Saturday week.
O’Brien claimed his sixth triumph in the planet’s oldest Classic when Moore steered Kew Gardens residence in front 12 weeks ago – adding to his past triumphs with Milan (2001), Brian Boru (2003), Scorpion (2005), Top Light (2013) and Capri (2017).
The post-race parties on Town Moor didn’t last long, but as both O’Brien and Moore hot-footed it to Leopardstown for the opening day of Irish Champions Weekend, with Saxon Warrior narrowly defeated by Roaring Lion in an epic finish on the Qipco Irish Champion Stakes only a few hours after.
But, Moore will be not able to perform the double this season after it had been announced race times for Leopardstown will be attracted to avoid a direct conflict with the All-Ireland senior football final replay on the identical day, as well as helping Japanese television coverage of Champion Stakes runner Deirdre.
The changes imply the Irish Champion is currently expected off at 4.15pm – just 40 minutes after the big race at Doncaster.
Speaking at a media event at his Tipperary foundation on Wednesday afternoon, O’Brien said:”The jockeys will be a issue. We’ve got loads of jockeys here, however they are not going to be in a position to perform the two.
“We did both, but we will not be able to do just two this moment. This is the first time and it does not do any favors for anybody.
“I don’t know where Ryan goes. It would not surprise me if he would love to visit the St Leger. I will leave it to him to determine what he shouts, but I’d imagine it may be (Sir Dragonet).
“We have not talked about it as they have to get there healthful and that is why we don’t pick before a day or two before.
“We’ve got a great group of riders, but there are fantastic riders in both countries and that weekend there will be good rides for everybody since there will be a significant split.”
He added:”Different instances are grand, but would not you like to see them on different days? We all would like to be at the Irish Champion Stakes and the St Leger – that I think fans would like to be.
“In this day and age we need to be able to do something and come to a compromise – (possibly ) one change one day one year along with the other change another day the following year.”
Sir Dragonet is one of two St Leger contenders for.
At in the midsummer break in the Royal Whip Stakes at the Curragh last month, sir Dragonet finished a close-up fifth when favourite for its Investec Derby at Epsom in June, but was beaten.
O’Brien said:”Sir Dragonet had a rest and the plan was to go to the Curragh (such as the Royal Whip) and we all thought we would have a peek at the Arc then, (however ) items are shifting all of the time.
“The St Leger is an important race and a very prestigious race and also believed there was a good chance he can find the excursion.
“He’s a horse which has plenty of class. We have been quite satisfied with him because the Curragh, so it’ll be fascinating to find out how he moves.”
When behind celebrity older stayer Stradivarius in the Lonsdale Cup in 33, il Paradiso, on the flip side, is put to line up off the back of a functionality.
O’Brien added:”Il Paradiso is currently very highly rated. He remains really well the reason why we ran him 13, and that’s – we thought it was worth he had a weight and taking his chance.
“He conducted a very decent race it was a good run for a three-year-old.
“It will be intriguing to see him run, too.”
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