O'Brien Sends Three on St Leger Mission


Aidan O'Brien | Emma Berry

Trainer Aidan O'Brien sends a well-credentialed trio-including G1 Irish Derby hero Santiago (Ire) (Authorized {Ire})-to the G1 Pertemps St Leger S. at Doncaster on Saturday. Third in the G1 Al Shaqab Goodwood Cup S., the bay is joined by Irish Derby third Dawn Patrol (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}) and G1 Criterium de Saint-Cloud third Mythical (Fr) (Camelot {GB}). Another Galileo colt, Irish Derby runner-up Tiger Moth (Ire), will contest the Sept. 13 Grand Prix de Paris in France or closer to home, Leopardstown's G3 Kilternan S. the day prior.

“We're going to run three at Doncaster–Dawn Patrol, Mythical and Santiago – that's the plan at the moment,” said O'Brien. “Tiger Moth could either go to Leopardstown or Longchamp, the Grand Prix with Serpentine or the Kilternan (Paddy Power 'Is It 2021 Yet?' S.) at Leopardstown.”

Discussing the riding assignments, O'Brien added, “We have Frankie [Dettori] booked, obviously, and I think Adam Kirby might be booked. But what happens is the horses will all have their tests in the next few days, and we'll confirm everything after that.”

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