Former Derby Favourite Luxembourg To Return In Royal Whip

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Aidan O'Brien's 2022 Derby favourite Luxembourg is back in action in a few weeks | Scoop Dyga

The Coolmore partners' Luxembourg (Ire) (Camelot {GB}), a one-time G1 Cazoo Derby favourite until meeting with a setback in the spring, will reappear in the G3 Royal Whip S., according to trainer Aidan O'Brien. Held at the Curragh on Aug. 13, the 10-furlong event will be the starting point for the G1 Vertem Futurity Trophy S. and G2 Beresford S. hero. If all goes well in the Royal Whip, a start in the Sept. 10 G1 Irish Champion S. is also possible for the 3-year-old colt later in the season. The bay's only race this year was a solid third in the Apr. 30 G1 2000 Guineas at Newmarket.

O'Brien said, “The plan is for Luxembourg to start back in the Royal Whip here in a few weeks. The next plan after that is that he will go for the Irish Champion S.”

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