Joseph O’Brien has put a line via Thunder Moon’s disappointing show within the 2000 Guineas and hopes he can bounce again within the St James’s Palace Stakes subsequent week.
The occasion for three-year-old colts at Royal Ascot normally brings collectively the Guineas formlines together with those that missed the Classics for one purpose or one other.
Thunder Moon went off an 11-2 likelihood at Newmarket however trailed dwelling final of the 14 runners.
“Thunder Moon clearly disenchanted at Newmarket, so we have put a line via that run. We had an eye fixed on the Irish Guineas however when the bottom regarded prefer it was going to be tender – which it was – we rerouted to go to Ascot and his preparation has gone effectively,” O’Brien instructed Nick Luck’s Day by day Podcast.
“Nothing actually got here to gentle aside from the actual fact he received very upset pre-race, we did not have a lot of an excuse. He is been effectively since, sadly these items occur and we have simply put a line via it.
“There’s all the time the chance (that he hasn’t educated on) however his work has been good at dwelling. He is all the time been a pointy employee and his work has been good in preparation for this race. You by no means know till they do it on the monitor and that’s the place it issues.
“I believe it is a appropriate race, a comparatively simple mile in comparison with the Curragh, it is actually simpler than that, so it appears a great race for him. I believe he goes there with an outdoor likelihood, actually a great likelihood if he can get again to his finest type.”
O’Brien has additionally suffered disappointment together with his main juvenile filly from final 12 months, Fairly Beautiful, who needed to miss Newmarket and will solely end seventh within the Irish Guineas.
“She’s performed very well. It was effectively documented we did not have the smoothest of runs together with her however I used to be happy together with her on the Curragh, I used to be happy together with her comeback run and I am excited to get her out once more,” stated O’Brien.
“I believe her very best floor is the simple facet of excellent, however she’s confirmed efficient on all surfaces. I am pleased sufficient with the bottom for her.
“I really feel good with the Ascot staff, we’d not have any excellent probabilities however we have now some good probabilities. I believe Fairly Beautiful may be our greatest likelihood going over there. I would be more than happy if we will get one on the board.”