High Definition Backed To Boost O’Brien Irish Derby Curragh Record
The betting for Saturday’s Irish Derby at the Curragh suggests Aidan O’Brien is on course for a 15th win in the race after High Definition was backed to see off ten final challengers confirmed on Thursday.
The Galileo colt was an antepost favourite for the Epsom equivalent earlier this month before plans changed in favour of a run at the Curragh
and we have cut Ryan Moore’s mount on Saturday into 7/4 from 2/1 earlier in the week.
O’Brien’s hand is strengthened by 2,000 Guineas third Van Gogh (14/1), Wordsworth (16/1), Arutro Toscanini (40/1) and 100/1 outsider Matchless.
A strong English challenge is headed by second favourite Mojo Star, although Richard Hannon’s Epsom Derby second has been eased to 5/1 from 4/1 to go one better than his three runner-up finishes to date.
Hurricane Lane, who finished clear of High Definition when winning the Dante at York in May, is second favourite at 5/1 while the booking of Frankie Dettori has seen Lone Eagle backed into 13/2 from 8/1.
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