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Irish Derby 2024 Runners: Stars set to line up for Curragh Classic

We are set for a phenomenal renewal of the 2024 Irish Derby on Sunday afternoon at the Curragh, and we take a look at the possible ten runners for the Group 1 Classic, which is off at 3:25pm…

With a record-breaking 15 wins in the race, Aidan O’Brien is sure to unleash a strong battalion at this year’s race and spearheading the Ballydoyle team is set to be Los Angeles, who was a fine third in the Derby at Epsom Downs a few weeks ago. Unbeaten prior to that Epsom defeat, Los Angeles is set to be the main pretender for the O’Brien team with Derby hero City Of Troy set to be aimed elsewhere.

James Fanshawe’s Ambiente Friendly was a fabulous runner-up in the Derby and the British-trained raider is set to be supplemented for this contest and the runaway Lingfield Derby Trial will look to emulate the likes of Westover and Hurricane Lane, who both tasted victory for Britain in two of the last three years.

The O’Brien team often unleash a strong number of runners in this contest and while Los Angeles looks to be the primary shot fired by the Ballydoyle gun the likes of Euphoric and Grosvenor Square will be a pair of potential runners for the yard, who had a fabulous week at Royal Ascot last week.

Roger Varian’s Matsuri is a fascinating runner and was last seen romping to an eight-length success in a novice stakes at Leicester and the son of Sea The Stars could step up significantly in class to Group 1 company for this contest.

David Menuisier’s Sunway and the Ger Lyons-trained Keeper’s Light complete the 10-strong entry list for what should be thrilling contest this weekend.

2024 Irish Derby Runners

NumberHorseTrainer
1Ambiente FriendlyJames Fanshawe
2EuphoricAidan O’Brien
3Grosvenor SquareAidan O’Brien
4Keeper’s HeartGer Lyons
5Los AngelesAidan O’Brien
6MatsuriRoger Varian
7SunwayDavid Menuisier
8The EuphratesAidan O’Brien

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