Lingfield Derby Trial For High Definition


Aidan O'Brien | Emma Berry

Group winner and 'TDN Rising Star' High Definition (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}) is likely to step forward in the Listed Lingfield Derby Trial on May 8 trainer Aidan O'Brien has revealed. A winner of a maiden at The Curragh at first asking on Aug. 22, the bay added the G2 Beresford S. to his resume there on Sept. 26 and is currently favoured for the G1 Cazoo Derby on June 5th.

“We're thinking of going to Lingfield,” said O'Brien. “He needs to start and with all the trials we're just trying to split them up. He's a baby and we're worried about Lingfield, but we have to learn. What's different about him is his stride is half a stride longer than everything else. He's going to learn a lot.”

The master of Ballydoyle also had an update on his G1 QIPCO 2000 Guineas trio.

Van Gogh (American Pharoah) ran well. He's probably a horse for the Derby–stepping up in trip,” said O'Brien. “Battleground  (War Front) cruised with Frankie [Dettori] down past halfway and when he asked him he got disunited as he changed (his legs) in front and didn't change behind. When that happens, it's like a wheel flying off a car, so that was it gone with him.

“Ryan's [Moore] horse [Wembley (Ire) (Galileo {Ire})) ran well. He just felt when they started quickening down into the dip he got a bit disorganised. He ran here [Newmarket] before on soft ground, but it's a big difference on fast ground. I think he'll step forward a good bit from that run.”

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