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O’Brien hoping lightening will strike twice

May 22, 2017

Trainer Joseph O’Brien is hoping for a repeat of last years Group 1 Moyglare Stud Stakes at the Curragh when he will saddle Intricately in this Sunday’s Tattersalls Irish 1,000 Guineas at the home of the Classics. 

Intricately provided Joseph O’Brien with his first Group 1 winner as a trainer and his brother Donnacha was onboard for a first Group 1 success as a jockey and on Sunday they’ll team up to once again to try and get the better of their father in search of a first Classic triumph. 

“Intricately goes for the Irish 1,000 Guineas and we are looking forward to it,” said O’Brien. “She seems to be in good form since Newmarket and everyone is delighted with her at home but she disappointed at Newmarket in the 1,000 Guineas there and will have to put that run behind her. She won the Moyglare last season at the Curragh so hopefully she can come back to form there on Sunday and I’m happy with her.”

Aidan O’Brien plans on attempting the English and Irish Guineas double with both Churchill and Winter. 

Winter will be joined at the Curragh on Sunday by Hydrangea for the 1,000 Guineas while Churchill, Lancaster Bomber and Spirt Of Valor look set to form the Ballydoyle’s assault on the Tattersalls 2,000 Guineas. 

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