Order Of St George and Rekindling in the frame for Melbourne Cup
Aidan and Joseph O'Brien could both have contenders for the Melbourne Cup, with Order Of St George and Rekindling in contention for the Flemington feature on November 7.
Aidan O'Brien has had a handful of contenders in the two-mile 'race that stops a nation', with Mahler's third in 2007 a particular highlight.
Australian Lloyd Williams solely owns Rekindling, while he shares Order Of St George with the Coolmore team of John Magnier, Michael Tabor and Derrick Smith.
Williams's son, Nick, has indicated Order Of St George may be their preferred runner, depending on how much weight he would be expected to carry.
"Rekindling will probably run at Doncaster in the Leger. He's only a three-year-old and has had quite a long year," he said.
"It seems Aidan and the lads (the Coolmore triumvirate) are a little keener to bring Order Of St George than they were last year, but there's still a bit to play.
Meanwhile, Jessica Harrington's Don't Touch It tackles the Hollymount Nursing Home Chase at Ballinrobe this evening.
The JP McManus-owned seven-year-old struck at the highest level in the Punchestown Champion Novice Hurdle in April 2016 and then recorded another win at that spring festival when taking a valuable Grade B handicap chase this April.
Don't Touch It, who is rated 150 over fences, faces four rivals and gives away weight all round.
His biggest threat may be the Tony Martin-trained Ted Veale, a winner over hurdles at Sligo when beating the re-opposing The Game Changer.
With Willie Mullins entirely side-stepping the fixture and The Game Changer's trainer Gordon Elliott represented by just two runners throughout the day, there are opportunities for some frustrating types.
Gigginstown House Stud's Valgor Du Ronceray would appear to have a great chance to end a two-and-a-half-year losing run in the opener.
Trainer Steve Mahon does well at the County Mayo venue and his Stormey has solid claims to defy top weight in the P & D Lydon Handicap Hurdle.
The seven-year-old gelding won at Clonmel and Bellewstown in May and July during the summer and ran well to finish third at the Galway Festival.