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Small field 'fine for Camelot'

Joseph O'Brien does not anticipate the small field posing any problems for Camelot in tomorrow's Tattersalls Gold Cup at the Curragh.

Only four go to post for the Group One event over 10 furlongs, a race O'Brien's father Aidan has won six times in the last eight years, including the last three renewals with Fame And Glory and So You Think (twice).

Camelot wrote his own name into Turf history last year by winning the 2000 Guineas at Newmarket, the Derby and the Irish Derby and was only narrowly denied in the St Leger by Encke, preventing him from claiming the Triple Crown last won by Nijinsky in 1970.

He then was struck down with colic, only to make a full recovery.

All his old dash looked to be there when making a winning return to action in the Mooresbridge Stakes.

"The small field won't matter to him, it doesn't make a difference if they go quick or slow," said O'Brien Jnr.

"He stays the trip well enough and it will be decent ground, so I'm looking forward to it."


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