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Australia Could Have His Next Start In The Dubai Duty Free Irish

The regally-bred colt lived up to his star billing when claiming the Investec Derby by a length and a quarter from Kingston Hill, and Aidan O'Brien reports the son of Galileo to have come out of the Classic in good form. O'Brien said: "He's fine this morning, he was just out for a walk and he looks great. The Irish Derby would be a possibility, but it will be up to the lads (Coolmore) to decide. The ground will obviously be a factor and we will try not to run him on bad ground." Of his other runners, O'Brien said of Geoffrey Chaucer, who was last of 16: "Geoffrey Chaucer was badly hampered and after that Ryan (Moore) was very easy on him and let him canter home. "Orchestra (12th) was very green and babyish and the occasion may have just got to him. Kingfisher (10th) ran very well and he won't mind dropping back in trip." For his part, winning rider Joseph O'Brien would have no qualms about taking on the best over a mile once more with Australia, who was narrowly denied by Night Of Thunder and Kingman in the more info QIPCO 2000 Guineas at Newmarket. Night Of Thunder and subsequent Irish 2,000 Guineas winner Kingman look set to lock horns again in the St James's Palace Stakes at Royal Ascot. O'Brien junior said: "When we heard about the forecast for Saturday, we'd have had no qualms about taking him out and taking on the other two horses (Night Of Thunder and Kingman) in the St James's Palace. <br>More:

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