International target for Australia
Published 10/07/2014 | 17:08
Hailed by O'Brien as the best Flat horse he has ever trained, the three-year-old was t hird over a mile in what has been widely acclaimed as the best 2000 Guineas for many a year at Newmarket and stepped up to the plate to claim the Investec Derby at Epsom.
He emulated his sire Galileo and dam Ouija Board in completing a Classic double at the Curragh when lifting the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby, and is now in line to drop back in trip for the 10-furlong Group One on the Knavesmire before headlining the inaugural Irish Champions weekend at Leopardstown in September.
O'Brien said: "Australia has been in terrific form since landing the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby and he will now be trained for a tilt at the Juddmonte International Stakes at York and the Irish Champion Stakes at Leopardstown."