Sat. Feb 24th, 2024

Aidan O’Brien is wanting ahead to taking up residence favorite Romantic Warrior in Sunday’s Hong Kong Cup, stay on Sky Sports activities Racing.

Luxembourg has not been seen since nearly upsetting stablemate Auguste Rodin within the Irish Champion Stakes.

That kind appears red-hot, with Auguste Rodin having gained the Derby at Epsom and the Irish equal earlier than subsequently triumphing within the Breeders’ Cup Turf.

Nevertheless, in Romantic Warrior, who travelled to Australia to win the Cox Plate lately, he faces a stern rival at Sha Tin.

“He was second within the Irish Champion Stakes after which he had a foot bruise, this was a race we had our eye on with him,” stated O’Brien.

Auguste Rodin edged out Luxembourg on this yr’s Irish Champion Stakes

“It should be nice, hopefully we’ve got him proper and properly and hopefully we’ll be capable of gauge these mile-and-a-quarter races everywhere in the world. We’re wanting ahead to it.

Requested about taking up final yr’s winner Romantic Warrior, O’Brien stated: “He is clearly an excellent horse, Romantic Warrior, we completely respect each horse and he is excellent.

“It’s going to be fascinating. I believe it’s going to be a pleasant race to look at and it will be an even-run mile and 1 / 4 I would think about. Hopefully he’ll run properly.”

The Ballydoyle handler could have 4 runners on the cardboard with Aesop’s Fables within the Dash and Cairo within the Mile, whereas Heat Coronary heart holds very sturdy claims within the Vase.

She didn’t win her maiden till Might 7 however went on to land the Ribblesdale at Royal Ascot, the Yorkshire Oaks, the Prix Vermeille and went down narrowly on the Breeders’ Cup to Inspiral over 10 furlongs.

James Doyle crops a kiss on Heat Coronary heart after victory at York

Because of the intercourse allowance, Ryan Moore will get right down to 117lb (lower than 8st 4lb) to trip her.

“He at all times received on very properly together with her and I believe he is wanting ahead to it,” stated O’Brien.

“She has a pleasant weight pull, she’s properly in and is a really constant filly. It appears like she’s slightly bit higher perhaps at a mile and a half, Rachel (Richardson) rides her out and she or he’s very comfortable together with her. She appears very properly.”

Watch all of the motion from Sha Tin in Hong Kong on Sunday stay on Sky Sports activities Racing from 4am.

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