Joseph O’Brien is coating up a twin assault upon next year’s Guineas meeting with Fillies’ Mile winner Pretty Gorgeous plus Dewhurst third Thunder Moon.
While it is not set in stone that will neither will run again this season, O’Brien appears to be thinking that way right now, as he reflect on two big shows.
What made the triumph of Pretty Gorgeous more particular for O’Brien was that she had been ridden by Shane Crosse, which missed the win on Galileo Chrome in the St Leger getting tested positive for Covid-19.
“They both ran excellent, I was very proud of them plus they are two exciting horses going forward, inch O’Brien told Nick Luck’s Every day Podcast.
“It was obviously a fantastic performance from Pretty Beautiful, Shane gave her an assured ride, she was tough whenever she had to be and I couldn’t become more proud of her.
“It gave me a lot of satisfaction to see Shane win a Group One. Obviously so what happened before was unfortunate missing the particular Leger, but that is the way points go and it was out of everybody’s control.
“It had been great for him to get a Group One earn and I’m sure he’ll have a lot more in the future.
“It looks like she’s finished for the season, I’d say we’ll put the girl away and train her for that Guineas. ”
Oklahoma city Moon had finished in front of Dewhurst one-two St Mark’s Basilica plus Wembley when winning the Nationwide Stakes, but the form turned around with Newmarket on a softer surface.
“I’d say, I might become biased, but the ground was definately not ideal, ” said O’Brien.
“He travelled extremely well. All of us didn’t have an ideal draw provided how the races had been run all day long and he was just found out within the last half a furlong in the difficult going. He’s exciting going forward.
“The Curragh race possibly wasn’t as strongly run since the Dewhurst, but the ground was the greatest variation from the Curragh. I think they may be three very good colts and Now i am not suggesting for any minute we will beat them the next time we satisfy, but I think we’d prefer much better ground.
“I can’t say for sure if he’s necessarily going to become a sprinter, but it suggests he’ll become a quick miler who’ll appreciate the top of ground.
“He’s away from a Sadler’s Wells mare from the middle-distance family and I’d be extremely hopeful of him staying the mile next season.
“It’s very unlikely he’ll go to The united states (Breeders’ Cup). We’ll keep choices open but at the moment we’re taking a look at the Guineas, like with Pretty Beautiful. ”