Sport Horse Racing

Friday 21 September 2018

O'Brien is hoping for one lasting impact

Trainer Aidan O’Brien Photo by Cody Glenn/Sportsfile
Trainer Aidan O’Brien Photo by Cody Glenn/Sportsfile Sportsdesk

Aidan O'Brien will not complain if the Coolmore partners send him several Deep Impact-bred horses next season - and he has one more to come in 2017.

With September having provided him with a Royal Ascot winner and Saxon Warrior second favourite for the Derby, having scored in both of his starts, the stallion's impact has already been colossal in Ballydoyle.

One more juvenile son of Deep Impact is yet to grace our shores this term, and his mom was not slow. Cherokee was sent straight into Group Three company on debut, scoring narrowly at the Curragh under then-stable rider Jamie Spencer in 2004.

Cherokee's three offspring managed 16 runs between them but no win. Of her latest, Conclusion, the trainer said: "He is a nice horse, getting close to a run." O'Brien could soon run Foreign Secretary, an entry at Naas tomorrow, by Galileo out of the brilliant Finsceal Beo. "He's a lovely mover, so we don't want him to start on bad ground."

Irish Independent

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