Pinatubo on National service at the Curragh

As he headlines a field of eight next year’s 2000 Guineas favourite Pinatubo is the star attraction in the next Evening of Irish Champions Weekend in the Curragh.

Charlie Appleby’s youngster won the Chesham in Royal Ascot back in June and has since included the Vintage Stakes by five lengths at Goodwood in a lot more striking manner.
He’s bidding for a fifth straight win on Sunday, but doesn’t have it easy against Arizona and Aidan O’Brien’s Armory. The former won the Futurity Stakes last time out, although the latter acquired the Coventry but had been beaten in the Prix Morny on his final outing.
Mark Johnston’s Monoski and jim Bolger’s Geometrical will also be in the mix.
Together with Melbourne Cup enthusiast Cross Counter producing the journey across A total of 10 will lineup to its Comer Group Irish St Leger.
O’Brien has a hand with Southern France one of his four Coaches, 2017 Derby and also Leger enthusiast Capri and last year’s Doncaster St Leger winner Kew Gardens.
His son Joseph conducts a year’s Irish Derby winner Latrobe, Master Of Reality and Twilight Payment.
Dermot Weld’s Search For Sylvester Kirk and A Song’s Salouen complete the field.
Even the Derrinstown Stud Flying Five seems wide open and has 12 runners , in the lack of Battaash.
Soldier’s Phone and Mabs Cross happen to be completing behind the likes of Battaash and Blue Point this summer – and without those two in resistance, connections of both are of claiming Group One honours hopeful.
A wise addition to this Martyn Meade secure, houtzen, has since finishing second to Battaash at Goodwood her first run.
The Soffia of eddie Lynam has been on a roll of late; Darren Bunyan’s Hit The Bid is a wise sprinter on his day, and Invincible Army has experienced a good season.
Jessica Harrington’s unbeaten Albigna is the star from the Moyglare Stud Stakes, where she faces Roger Varian’s Albany Stakes winner Daahyeh.
Aidan O’Brien runs four – together with Tango, Precious Moments Awesome and Love.
James Tate’s Underneath The Stars and the Ger Lyons-trained Soul Hunt are among a field of eight.

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