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Wednesday 3 September 2014

International target for Australia

Published 10/07/2014 | 17:08

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Aidan O'Brien's dual Derby winner Australia is set to be aimed at the Juddmonte International Stakes at York on August 20.

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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."

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