Rule of Law pleases Godolphin connections

Rule Of Law pleased trainer Saeed bin Suroor in a workout at Newmarket this morning ahead of his bid for the Budweiser Irish Derby on Sunday.

Rule Of Law pleased trainer Saeed bin Suroor in a workout at Newmarket this morning ahead of his bid for the Budweiser Irish Derby on Sunday.

Godolphin’s Vodafone Derby second missed an intended engagement at Royal Ascot due to a low grade upper respiratory infection but he has recovered quickly.

He was supplemented for the Curragh Classic at a cost of €95,000 on Tuesday.

“He worked very good and I’m happy with him,” said Godolphin trainer Saeed bin Suroor.

“He worked over seven furlongs and Frankie (Dettori) was quite happy with him as well.

“He looks really good and he’s on course for the Curragh.”

The Irish Derby is shaping up to be a rematch of the blue riband with North Light and Let The Lion Roar, first and third respectively at Epsom, set to renew rivalry with Rule Of Law.

Bin Suroor continued: “We are looking forward to running him at the Curragh but it’s a tough race. He’s going to meet the winner and the third. But he will like the Curragh racetrack better than Epsom.

“He’s improved since Epsom and there were no problems until before Ascot but he’s healthy now and we are hopeful.”

Rule Of Law is a top-priced 7-1 chance with Ladbrokes and Bet Direct to give Godolphin their first Irish Derby success since Balanchine in 1994.

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