Ballydoyle Group runners at Leopardstown – Aidan O’Brien’s comments

ICON Breeders Cup Juvenile Turf Trial Stakes (Group 3)
Australia showed his inexperience on his debut but he came on well to win nicely on his second start. He’s in good form and so is Kingfisher who improved well from his first run to win easily at Killarney. The better the ground, the more it will suit both of them.”

KPMG Enterprise Stakes (Group 3)
The United States had to have a long break after his first run of the season in April, but he came back and won nicely at Tipperary last time. We’ve been happy with him since and, hopefully, the ground will be good or better as he appreciates those conditions.”

Coolmore Fusaichi Pegasus Matron Stakes (Group 1)
Just Pretending last ran over one mile when third in the Irish 1,000 Guineas. She’s in good form and, hopefully, the ground will stay good or better as that suits her best. Say has been running consistently well recently. She won over nine furlongs at the Curragh last time and while she is dropping down another furlong in trip, she is in good form. Magical Dream ran well in the Nassau Stakes last time when she didn’t have much luck in running. She’s well and if there is ease in the ground that won’t be a problem for her.”

Red Mills Irish Champion Stakes (Group 1)
Declaration Of War hasn’t done a lot since York but he’s in good form and we’re happy with him.  He is a horse with an incredible constitution as he showed at York when winning the Juddmonte International. He has won on soft but he loves fast ground so, hopefully, they won’t get much rain.
“We’ve been happy with the way Kingsbarns has been progressing since he went back into work. He’s been a long time off and is just ready to start back. We’re hoping he runs a good race.”

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