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Aidan O’Brien puts Tuesday plans on hold after Derby disappointment

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Tuesday, ridden by Ryan Moore, at the Curragh last Saturday. Photo: Caroline Norris/Racing Post

Tuesday, ridden by Ryan Moore, at the Curragh last Saturday. Photo: Caroline Norris/Racing Post

Tuesday, ridden by Ryan Moore, at the Curragh last Saturday. Photo: Caroline Norris/Racing Post

Epsom Oaks heroine Tuesday will take a mid-season break with Aidan O’Brien waiting to let the dust settle before charting her next path after finishing fourth in last Saturday’s Irish Derby at the Curragh.

O’Brien failed in his bid to land a 15th Irish Derby, his first with a filly, as the daughter of Galileo never landed a blow behind Westover and the Ballydoyle maestro will now mull over her next target.

“It just didn’t happen for her and maybe tactically I got it wrong with what I said to Ryan (Moore, jockey).

“She was back there and she was coming home well, but the race was over,” O’Brien said. “The plan was that she would come here and then she’d have a little rest and be trained for later on in the season.

“We’ll see how she comes out of it and see if that’s still the plan.

“I wasn’t sure if she was going to go to the Irish Oaks as there were other fillies to do that, but we’ll see.”

O’Brien also gave a positive bulletin on former Epsom Derby favourite Luxembourg with the Camelot colt being aimed at the Irish Champion Stakes after a setback with saw him confined to box rest for six weeks.

“He’s good and he’s back doing two canters. We have our eye on the autumn and the (Irish) Champion Stakes obviously. In an ideal world we would like to get a run into him before it, but we’re back in a good place with him.”

Attention turns to Roscommon this evening – providing it passes a morning inspection after expected heavy rain – where the Henry de Bromhead-trained Jason The Militant could prove a tough nut to crack under Chris Hayes in the Listed Lenebane Stakes (7.40).

Eyes will also be on multiple Australian-based Group One winner Johnny Allen as the Cork native partners Allihies (6.40) and Classy Kate (8.10) for his old friend Kevin Coleman having returned home to ride for the summer.

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