Aidan O’Brien Can Enable both Lope Y Fernandez along with Monarch Of Egypt Lineup to Your Juddmonte Middle Park Stakes at Newmarket later this month.
Lope Y Fernandez appeared another Ballydoyle celebrity in the making after an racecourse debut in the Curragh in June, but had been then supporting the Charlie Appleby-trained Pinatubo in the Chesham Stakes at Royal Ascot and the Vintage at Goodwood.
He slipped back to winning ways in the Group Three Round Tower Stakes and O’Brien is keen to keep him at six furlongs – in Newmarket on September 28.
He explained:”We dropped him back and he appears to better at six than seven – it appears like something for that stallion (Lope De Vega).
“I think it could be the Middle Park next because has been the reason we dropped him back.
“We were really happy with him and he should progress from that run.”
Monarch was the next since when he has found the Ger Lyons-trained Siskin at the Railway and the Phoenix Stakes at the Curragh to impress at Naas.
O’Brien added:”Monarch Of Egypt will visit the Middle Park – that’s the plan along with him.
“We could go around seven furlongs after that, but he’s a horse we are looking forward to seeing”