Next year’s 2000 Guineas Favorite Pinatubo is the star attraction on the day of Irish Champions Weekend at the Curragh as he Sees a field of eight in the Goffs Vincent O’Brien National Stakes.
Charlie Appleby’s child won the Chesham and has since added the Vintage Stakes at Goodwood in fashion.
He is bidding for a fifth consecutive win on Sunday, but doesn’t get it easy against Aidan O’Brien’s Armory and Arizona. The former won the Futurity Stakes last time out, while the latter acquired the Coventry in Ascot but was beaten in his final outing at the Prix Morny.
The Geometrical and Mark Johnston’s Monoski of jim Bolger will also be in the combination.
Together with Melbourne Cup enthusiast Cross Counter which makes the journey across for Appleby, A total of 10 will line up for the Comer Group Irish St Leger.
O’Brien has a very strong hand with last year’s Doncaster St Leger winner Kew Gardens, 2017 Derby and also Leger hero Capri and Southern France among his four Trainers.
His son Joseph runs last year’s Irish Derby winner Latrobe, Master Of Twilight and Truth Payment.
Dermot Weld’s Look For Sylvester Kirk and A Song’s Salouen finish the Area.
The Derrinstown Stud Flying Five looks wide open and has 12 runners .
Soldier’s Call and Mabs Cross have been completing only behind the likes of Battaash and Blue Point this summer – and without those two in resistance, connections of both will be hopeful of asserting Group One honours.
Houtzen, a smart addition to the Martyn Meade stable, has got since finishing next to Battaash in 22, her very first run.
The Soffia of eddie Lynam was around a roll of late night; Invincible Army has had a good season, along with Darren Bunyan’s Strike The Bid is a wise sprinter in his afternoon.
Jessica Harrington’s unbeaten Albigna is the star in the Moyglare Stud Stakes, where she encounters the Albany Stakes winner Daahyeh of Roger Varian.
Aidan O’Brien runs four – with Love, Precious Moments, So Awesome and Tango.
James Tate’s Under the Ger Lyons-trained along with The Stars Soul Search are one of a field of nine.