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Monday 28 July 2014

O'Brien stars in Naas entry

Published 28/05/2014|17:07

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The Great War

Aidan O'Brien has entered his unbeaten juvenile pair The Great War and War Envoy in Monday's Alfred Nobel Rochestown Stakes at Naas.

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As their names would suggest, both are by the increasingly influential stallion War Front, and the former has already scored at Tipperary and the Curragh, while the latter won his only start over this course and distance.

The Great War was taken out of the Marble Hill Stakes at the Curragh last weekend because of the ground.

Richard Hannon picked up the Naas Listed event in 2011 with Lilbourne Lad and has entered Kool Kompany, Wild Tobacco and Dr No, who are all maiden winners.

Jim Bolger used the Rochestown as a springboard to the Coventry Stakes win of Dawn Approach two years ago, and the County Carlow trainer can choose from Intense Style and the unraced Letter Focus.

Andrew Slatter is looking to run Sors, a maiden who found only long odds-on favourite Cappella Sansevero too strong in the Marble Hill.

"I was actually a bit disappointed. He was a bit green early on and stayed on stronger than any of them at the end. He's a big lazy and backwards, but he's absolutely super after the race and it seems to have brought him a lot," said Slattery.

"He's entered in the Phoenix Stakes, but he's that well that I want to get him out quick enough. There's a race over six furlongs at Naas next Monday and that's where we'll be going, I think."

Cappella Sansevero's trainer Ger Lyons can choose from Dandyleekie and Convergence.

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