Pinatubo on National service at the Curragh

Because he headlines a field of eight in the Goffs Vincent O’Brien National 36, The next year Pinatubo is the star attraction on the second Evening of Irish Champions Weekend in the Curragh.

The child of charlie Appleby won the Chesham and has since included the Vintage Stakes at Goodwood in even more impressive manner.
He’s bidding for a fifth consecutive win on Sunday, but doesn’t have it easy against Aidan O’Brien’s Armory and Arizona. The former won the Futurity Stakes last time out, while the latter won the Coventry at Ascot but had been beaten in his last outing at the Prix Morny.
Mark Johnston’s Monoski and jim Bolger’s Geometrical will also be in the mix.
Together with Melbourne Cup hero Cross Counter creating the trip across for Appleby A total of 10 will lineup to its Comer Group Irish St Leger.
O’Brien has a very strong hand with the Doncaster St Leger winner Kew Gardens, 2017 Derby and also Leger hero Capri and Southern France among his four runners of last year.
His son Joseph runs last year’s Irish Derby winner Latrobe, Master Of Twilight and Truth Payment.
Dermot Weld’s Search For A Song and Sylvester Kirk’s Salouen finish the field.
Even the Derrinstown Stud Flying Five has 12 runners and seems wide open.
Soldier’s Phone and Mabs Cross happen to be completing just supporting the likes of Battaash and Blue Point this summer – and without those 2 in opposition, connections of both will be of claiming Group One honours, optimistic.
Houtzen, a intelligent addition to this Martyn Meade stable, has got since finishing next to Battaash in 22, her first run.
Eddie Lynam’s Soffia has been on a roll of late night; Invincible Army has experienced a great season, and Darren Bunyan’s Strike The Bid is a sprinter in his day.
Jessica Harrington’s unbeaten Albigna is the star in the Moyglare Stud Stakes, in which she faces Roger Varian’s Albany Stakes winner Daahyeh.
Aidan O’Brien runs four – with Thus Awesome, Precious Moments, Love and Tango lining up.
James Tate’s Underneath the Ger Lyons-trained along with The Stars Soul Hunt are among a field of nine.

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