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QUESTION OF THE DAY; Who is Aidan O'Brien's best 2,000 Guineas prospect?

Byline: Aidan O'Brien Aidan P. O'Brien (born [1]]], 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.  

Westphalia. He almost won at the Breeders' Cup. Mastercraftsman had such a hard race in the swamp 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. , I question whether he left his chances of a successful future in one of the puddles.


Rip Van Winkle, providing he recovers from his setback. Mastercraftsman doesn't have the same ability to cruise through his races which is needed for the Guineas. Rip Van Winkle has gears, too. lauretta

Mastercraftsman. If he has trained on, he could be the next Henry. Westphalia could spring a surprise but not in the 2,000 Guineas, and I think Rip will run in the Derby. Con yallop, Ireland

I don't know, you don't know and probably he isn't even sure. He has so much talent to pick from and it's too early to say. johnsa, Finland

I went to the Curragh just to see his horses gallop. Been told Mastercraftsman is the one for Guineas and Rip for later - no rushing him. Sneaky outsider, Hail Caesar. paulmflood, Ireland

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 is yet to notch at the highest level - I know who I'll be siding with. a1028755

Westphalia could be the surprise package. Rip Van
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Publication:The Racing Post (London, England)
Date:Mar 24, 2009
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