Aidan O’Brien says there is the perfect timeline for the break between the 2000 Guineas and Derby for his charge Saxon Warrior who is odds-on favorite to complete the 2000 Guineas/Epsom Derby double tomorrow(Saturday).
Speaking ahead of tomorrows Derby, Aidan says his horses have been slowly progressing.
“Tension is still there and theer’s nervousness for everybody because it only comes once a year.
“It’s a fickle time, and every year brings different challenges because you have different horses, you have different climates, you have so many different variables every year and no year is ever the same.
“Obviously this year has been a bit different with us as well and our horses are progressing.
“They are coming along slowly, but the timeline between the first and the second run is nice and the only difference is it’s a half mile longer,” he said.
Former jockey Christy Roche says that the Aidan O’Brien trained Saxon Warrior is in a different league to his rivals in Saturday’s Epsom Derby.
Christy is a former stable jockey at Ballydoyle to Aidan O’Brien, and speaking to KCLR, he says that his performance when winning the English 2000 Guineas confirms his dominance.
“He looks good anyway. He couldn’t have been more impressive as a two year old, and his comeback run in the Guineas was a superb run.
“He looks the one, and all reports are very good about him too. People always question the Derby, whether it’s strong or not strong, and they tend to question this from year to year and he is the best we have seen as a two-year-old, he is still the best we have seen as a three-year-old, you will find he is the hardest to beat,” said Roche