Charlie Appleby has his sights set on Another Success in the Goffs Vincent O’Brien National Stakes, since he prepares the Pinatubo for Your Group One showpiece in the Curragh on Sunday.
Even the Shamardal colt has been a impressive performance from the Vintage Stakes at Goodwood and most recently one of the stars including the Stakes at Royal Ascot, winning all four of his starts in the division.
Appleby struck 12 months ago – a son of Dubawi, who’d won the race for Godolphin in 2004.
The Newmarket coach advised irishchampionsweekend.ie:”We are on track, all works nicely with Pinatubo and this race has ever been our goal.
“He has been pleasing us at home and the only issue could be if the ground were really testing, however he handled conditions good at Goodwood and he should be all systems go to the Curragh.
“He has the perfect profile to now be moving into Group One firm and, four , of course he is exciting. He is put on temperamentally also it was nice to win on the race. We won it last year with Quorto and (Godolphin) had won the race with his father Dubawi.”
Opposition to the runner might comprise Ger Lyons’ Siskin, who was last seen winning the Keeneland Phoenix Stakes over six furlongs at the Curragh.
Appleby added:”This is going to be a race with at least two exciting colts as Ger Lyons’ Siskin has looked great and he will probably be more happy on a decent surface even though he won on testing floor last moment.
“It was fantastic to win that race last year and I’m really anticipating it, with Pinatubo hopefully on route for the Dewhurst at Newmarket after it”
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