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Sunday 18 February 2018

Aidan O’Brien to showcase stars at the Curragh

Keith Hamer, PA

Aidan O'Brien is set to give some of his best horses their annual workout after racing at the Curragh on Sunday.

The Ballydoyle trainer has taken a big team on the opening day of the Flat season to the headquarters of Irish racing for the last few years.

Last spring, the likes of Camelot, Maybe and Fame And Glory graced the County Kildare venue, and ground permitting, O'Brien is likely to put several talented horses through their paces.

Curragh general manager Paul Hensey said: "At the first meeting of the year, Aidan O'Brien brings all his big guns to the course to do a canter after racing to bring them for a day away.

"I think he's planning to bring his Guineas and Derby horses and his older horses as well for a day out after racing.

"When I spoke to him last week he said he was bringing all his good horses as he wants to give them a day away before the Classics and it gives the older horses a focus as well.

"I wouldn't be surprised if Camelot was here and horses like Kingsbarns and Power. He also has Most Improved as well now from Brian Meehan.

"Obviously the state of the ground would be the key but at the moment he intends to bring his good horses.

"He's done it for the last few years and the O'Brien team are quite good.

"They give us a list of horses that are going to gallop and give that to the people who are on site on the day.

"Fingers crossed the weather will be kind and allow that to happen."

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