Aidan O’Brien could wait for Railway Stakes with Monarch Of Egypt

Fri 7 Jun 2019

Aidan O’Brien could wait for the Railway Stakes at the Curragh with the once-raced Monarch Of Egypt.

The juvenile was a first runner for his sire American Pharoah, the former US Triple Crown winner, when impressing at Naas in April, when he was also supplying O’Brien with victory at the first attempt with his two-year-olds this season.

Monarch Of Egypt led almost throughout and then sprinted clear to score by two and three-quarter lengths, earning various Royal Ascot quotes from bookmakers in the process.

Ming Warrior got closest to the winner – but it was one-way traffic, and while O’Brien pointed towards the Royal meeting in the immediate aftermath, he did stress the need for another run beforehand.

Updating on plans, the Ballydoyle trainer said: “I might enter him in the Chesham, but I’d say he won’t make it and I think he might end up going to the Curragh for the Railway.”

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