Ballydoyle Group runners on Sunday – Aidan O’Brien’s comments

Prix Niel (Group 2)
“Ruler Of The World was given a good break after running in the Irish Derby. He’s ready to start back and is in good form.”
Prix Vermeille (Group 1)
“Venus De Milo is a big, strong filly who gets one and a half miles well. She has done well this year and has been in good form since running second in the Yorkshire Oaks last month. The Fugue, who beat her at York, has boosted the form since.”
Prix Foy (Group 2)
“Camelot is having his first run since Royal Ascot and we’ve been happy with him following his break. He’s in good form and we’re hoping the ground won’t turn very soft as that wouldn’t suit him.”
Prix Du Moulin (Group 1)
“Gale Force Ten will be running over one mile for the first time since finishing second to Magician in the Irish 2,000 Guineas. He also ran a good race over the distance when fourth in the French Guineas. We think the trip suits him well and he is in good form.”
Solonaway Stakes (Group 3)
“Darwin is an exciting horse who has done well this year, winning his two races since joining us during the winter. He was due to run in the Desmond Stakes at Leopardstown last month but was taken out when the ground changed. He’s in good form and, hopefully, the rain will stay away. Indian Chief was disappointing at Killarney last time and we’re dropping him in distance in the hope that it might bring about improvement.”
Irish St Leger (Group 1)
“The ground is very important for Ernest Hemingway who wants it good or quicker. He didn’t run up to his best in his trial last time and might just have needed it. He has been in good form since and this race has been his target for some time. A lot will depend on the weather. It is a different story with our other runner, Chamonix, who appreciates plenty of cut in the ground.”
Vincent O’Brien National Stakes (Group 1)
“Giovanni Boldini, a horse we’ve always liked, is taking a big step upwards having won on his debut in a three runner race at Dundalk only last Sunday when he showed his inexperience after hitting the front. He came out of the race well, so we decided to let him take his chance. Friendship has plenty of experience and is probably better than he showed last time when we made plenty of use of him. Wilshire Boulevard is a Group 3 winner over six furlongs and ran a good race when second in the Gimcrack last month. He hasn’t run over seven furlongs since his debut, but the trip should suit unless the ground gets soft.”
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