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Oaks winner Tuesday bids to become first filly to win the Curragh Classic in 28 years

Oaks winner Tuesday aims to become first filly to win the Curragh Classic in 28 YEARS and give trainer Aidan O’Brien a 15th Irish Derby win

  • Galileo’s daughter was replenished yesterday for the Curragh Classic
  • She will make an offer to become the first filly since Balanchine in 1994 to win the event
  • On Tuesday, Emily defeated Upjohn by a short head in the Oaks earlier in June
  • Aidan O’Brien goes looking for an incredible 15th Irish Derby win on Saturday

Oaks winner Tuesday will bid to give trainer Aidan O’Brien an incredible 15th win in Saturday’s Irish Derby.

The daughter of Galileo was completed for the Curragh Classic on Tuesday and will make a bid to become the first filly since Balanchine in 1994 to win the major event.

On Tuesday, Emily defeated Upjohn by a short lead in the Oaks and that form was given a nice boost when Nashwa, third at home, won the Prix de Diane at Chantilly on Sunday.

Trainer Aidan O'Brien is hoping for an incredible 15th Irish Derby win on Saturday

Trainer Aidan O’Brien is hoping for an incredible 15th Irish Derby win on Saturday

Tuesday (center) took victory in the Oaks held earlier in June at the Epsom Derby Festival

Tuesday (center) took victory in the Oaks held earlier in June at the Epsom Derby Festival

Adding Tuesday to the field is a clear indication that the outpost second favorite Stone Age, a well-beaten sixth in the Derby, will be back next month and target the Coral-Eclipse Stakes at Sandown.

Bookmakers responded to the move by making an overall 2-1 second favorite behind Derby third Westover on Tuesday.

Regular jockey Rob Hornby, who rode Westover at Epsom, has been replaced from owners Juddmonte by three-time Irish champion jockey Colin Keane. The move is not seen as a small thing for Hornby, who unfortunately struggled to run in the Derby.

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