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Derby puzzle for O'Brien

Gleneagles wins the Irish 2,000 GuineasAidan O'Brien appeared no nearer to establishing his number one Investec Derby contender following the conclusion of Irish Guineas weekend at the Curragh.

After the second Guineas success of Gleneagles on Saturday, attention on Sunday surrounded the belated return of Giovanni Canaletto under Ryan Moore in the Airlie Stud Gallinule Stakes, but despite a late surge the even-money favourite went down by a neck to the filly Curvy.

Air Force has lift-off on debut

Not much in it but Air Force Blue holds onAidan O'Brien's juvenile Air Force Blue made a flying start to his career with a successful debut in the Big Bad Bob EBF Maiden at the Curragh.

The son of War Front was second-best in the market at 4-1, with the Jim Bolger-trained Tribal Beat a short-priced 5-4 favourite with the benefit of prior experience.

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