Because he headlines a field of eight next year’s 2000 Guineas Favorite Pinatubo is the star attraction in the second day of Irish Champions Weekend in the Curragh.
The youngster of charlie Appleby won the Chesham in Royal Ascot back in June and has since added the Vintage Stakes by five lengths at Goodwood in more striking manner.
He’s bidding for a fifth consecutive win on Sunday, but will not get it easy against Arizona and Aidan O’Brien’s Armory. The former won the Futurity Stakes last time out, while the latter won the Coventry but was defeated on his final outing in the Prix Morny.
Mark Johnston’s Monoski and jim Bolger’s Geometrical will also be in the mix.
Together with Melbourne Cup enthusiast Cross Counter making the trip across A total of 10 will lineup for the Comer Group Irish St Leger.
O’Brien has a hand with 2017 Derby, last year’s Doncaster St Leger winner Kew Gardens and also Leger enthusiast Capri and Southern France one of his four athletes.
His son Joseph runs last year’s Irish Derby winner Latrobe, Master Of Reality and Twilight Payment.
Dermot Weld’s Look For Sylvester Kirk and A Song’s Salouen finish the Area.
Even the Derrinstown Stud Flying Five includes 12 runners and seems wide open, at the absence of Battaash.
Soldier’s Call and Mabs Cross have been completing supporting the likes of Battaash and Blue Point this summer – and without those two in resistance, relations of both will be of asserting Group One honours, optimistic.
Houtzen, a wise addition to this Martyn Meade stable, has got since finishing next to Battaash at 22, her first run.
The Soffia of eddie Lynam was on a roll of late; Invincible Army has had and Darren Bunyan’s Hit The Bid is a sprinter in his afternoon.
Jessica Harrington’s unbeaten Albigna is your star in the Moyglare Stud Stakes, where she faces the Albany Stakes winner Daahyeh of Roger Varian.
Aidan O’Brien runs four – together with Precious Moments Love Wonderful and Tango.
James Tate’s Under the Ger Lyons-trained along with The Stars Soul Search are among a field of eight.