Aidan O’Brien: has left six in contention for the Racing Post Trophy
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By Tony McFadden 1:26PM 17 OCT 2016
BERESFORD STAKES hero Capri is one of six Aidan O’Brien-trained horses still in the mix for Saturday’s Racing Post Trophy at Doncaster.
The Ballydoyle maestro, who has taken the Group 1 prize with stars such as Camelot and St Nicholas Abbey in the past decade, is aiming for an eighth win in the race.
Saturday’s Racing Post Trophy takes on extra significance for O’Brien as he is bidding to beat Bobby Frankel’s record of 25 winners in a calendar year. O’Brien is currently on 21 Group/Grade 1 winners so far during 2016.
O’Brien on Sunday suggested that his Racing Post Trophy team was likely to include Capri, Yucatan and Finn McCool.
He has also left in Douglas Macarthur, Sir John Lavery and The Anvil.
A total of 17 horses remain in contention following Monday’s five-day confirmation stage.
Godolphin, who on Saturday wrapped up the owners’ championship, have just one possible runner in the shape of Charlie Appleby’s Bay Of Poets, while Qatar Racing, who won with Elm Park two years ago, could be represented by the Ger Lyons-trained Brutal.
Rivet could bid to bounce back after finishing a slightly disappointing fifth in the Dewhurst last time.
More to follow…