€440,000 buy Denmark creates big impression for Aidan O'Brien

Mon 1 Aug 2022

Denmark made an impressive debut for Aidan O’Brien in the Weatherbys GSB Irish EBF (C & G) Maiden.

A €440,000 purchase, the 7-2 chance readily accounted for fellow newcomer Warrior Lion by three and a quarter lengths in the hands of Ryan Moore.

Paddy Power gave the Camelot colt an introductory quote of 33-1 for next year’s Derby at Epsom.

Watch a full replay of Denmark's debut win at Naas

“We’re delighted with him. He’s a big baby still, obviously, as you can see,” said O’Brien.

“He spooked at the road and he was just very green and babyish, but I’d say he’s a lovely horse. He’s a fine, big fella.

“We’ll go gently with him and give him a little bit of time now. We couldn’t be happier with him.”

Jim Bolger and Kevin Manning landed the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Fillies Maiden with 4-1 shot Gan Teorainn, who confirmed the promise of a runner-up finish on her Down Royal debut with a ready win.

Manning said: “She did that well. She had a very good run over seven in Down Royal where there were a few experienced horses in the race that just got her on her head down the hill, but she finished out very well that day.

“She picked up well when she met the rising ground today and went to the line well. I think whatever she does as a two-year-old is going to be a bonus – I think she’s a real three-year-old in the making.”

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