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Ol' Man River enchances 2015 Classic prospects; RACING.

OL' Man River enhanced his Classic prospects with an authoritative victory in the Juddmonte Beresford Stakes at the Curragh.

Aidan O'Brien has an embarrassment of riches for 2015, including Ol' Man River, who was duly cut to 8-1 joint-favourite, from 14-1, with Ladbrokes for the Investec Derby and to 10-1 (from 16s) for the Qipco 2000 Guineas.

A 2.85million euro purchase as a yearling, the Montjeu colt stepped up to Group Two company with the minimum of fuss, just four weeks after making a successful debut over the course and distance.

The 1-2 favourite coasted to the front under Joseph O'Brien and was not extended to win easily by two and three-quarter lengths from Clonard Street, who ran a good race in his own right. The trainer said: "He travelled and learned a lot, as today was on the round course. It was a nice experience and I couldn't be happier. He's in the Racing Post Trophy and the Dewhurst. He could run again this year, but we won't force him."

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Publication:Liverpool Echo (Liverpool, England)
Date:Sep 29, 2014
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