Aidan 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.
Aidan 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.
RYLEE MOOCH (Carlisle, nap, 2.00) had a very lean two years but with a brace of wins already in 2015, is napped to make it a third on Monday.
We’re just a few weeks away from Royal Ascot, the height of the British Flat season, and what do we get served up today? Three jumps meetings!
The £100,000 Group 2 betfred Temple Stakes has a twelve strong field of top sprinting talent at Haydock this Saturday in what promises to be an exhilarating race. Take a look at our horse by horse preview, which pinpoints a most likely winner, the main danger and the dark outsider in the field….