Aidan O'Brien marks 30th birthday in style.LEADING Irish trainer Aidan O'Brien Aidan P. O'Brien (born ]], is an Irish horse racing trainer. He is the private trainer for John Magnier and his associates at Coolmore Stud and heads up the training operation at Ballydoyle Stables in County Tipperary. marked his 30th birthday in style at the Curragh This article is about the plain in County Kildare. For the racecourse on the plain, see Curragh Racecourse. For the willow scrub habitat known as curragh on the Isle of Man, see Curragh (habitat). For the Irish boat, see Currach. yesterday as his two-year-olds Lermontov and Barrier Reef barrier reef
A long, narrow ridge of coral or rock parallel to and relatively near a coastline, separated from the coastline by a lagoon too deep for coral growth. fought out a tremendous finish to the Juddmonte Beresford Stakes The Beresford Stakes is a Group 2 flat horse race in the Republic of Ireland for two-year-old thoroughbreds. It is run over a distance of 1 mile at the Curragh in September or October. .
Successful in this one-mile event for the previous three years, O'Brien saddled three of the six runners and Lermontov belied lack of market to land the Group Three.
Apprentices Paul Scallan and Colm O'Donoghue ensured a hectic pace aboard the principals by electing to make the running.
And there was precious little in it all the way up the straight before Scallan's mount, Lermontov (4-1), got the better of Barrier Reef by a short head with the favourite Sharp Focus two lengths adrift in third.
Winner of his maiden at Gowran Park Set amid the Annerly Estate in the heart of County Kilkenny, Gowran Park is home to the Premier Racecourse in the southeast of Ireland.
The racecourse hosts 16 race days throughout the year with both National Hunt and Flat meetings. in June, Lermontov had much less experience than Barrier Reef and showed his courage by battling back to regain the lead in the dying strides after Barrier Reef had carried him across the track towards the far rail.
Lermontov is a son of Alleged, was put in early at 7-4 but was friendless in the ring as the money poured on Sharp Focus from 3-1 to 7-4.
There was no such doubt about the superiority of Rolo Tomasi earlier in the day as he reversed placings here last month with Social Harmony in the Waterford Testimonial Stakes.
Rolo Tomasi is bound for the Newmarket horses in training sale according to according to
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2. In keeping with: according to instructions.
3. trainer Edward Lynam who added: "That's the way I wanted him ridden - off the pace until the final furlong."
Eddie Ahern carried out those instructions to the letter, encountering some difficulty in getting a run from behind the wall of horses before the 8-1 chance accelerated past the odds-on Social Harmony in the last half furlong of this Listed contest.