The Ballydoyle trainer is thinking of aiming Epsom hero Wings Of Eagles at the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby at the Curragh, with Cliffs Of Moher possibly dropping back to a mile and a quarter for the Coral-Eclipse Stakes at Sandown. Wings Of Eagles sprang a 40-1 surprise in the premier Classic in the hands of Padraig Beggy, coming late to deny Ryan Moore on Cliffs Of Moher by three-quarters of a length.
O’Brien, who was winning the Derby for the sixth time, said: “They seem to be fine. Obviously they haven’t done much today, but they seem to be fine so far.
“We might have a look at the Irish Derby with Wings Of Eagles and it’s possible we might have a look at the Eclipse with Cliffs Of Moher. It will be a week or ten days before we decide anything, but that’s what we’re thinking at the moment.”
At Perth yesterday, Beeves won a dramatic Horizon Parking City Of Perth Gold Cup as he collared a faltering Aerlite Supreme in the shadow of the post to score by a neck.
The 12-1 winner is trained in Staffordshire by Jennie Candlish and winning jockey Sean Quinlan said: “I’d probably settled for second jumping the last but then Adam Wedge’s horse stopped close home and I managed to switch to the stands side and get back up.”
In front of a bumper 8,000 crowd, Warren Greatrex enjoyed his first course success when Attest completed a hat-trick in the Perth Is The Place To Be Handicap Hurdle.
l Ayr is offering free entry to this evening’s meeting, which is sponsored by the Scottish Bookmakers Association. All racegoers can enjoy the seven-race card free of charge and do not need to book tickets.