O'Brien enters nine for Coronation Cup

Aidan O’Brien is due to launch another strong assault on the Juddmonte Coronation Cup at Epsom on June 6, for which 45 entries have been received.

Aidan O’Brien is due to launch another strong assault on the Juddmonte Coronation Cup at Epsom on June 6, for which 45 entries have been received.

O'Brien was successful last season with Scorpion while Yeats scored in 2005.

Yeats is one of nine entries for the Ballydoyle team this year and could be joined by last season’s star filly Peeping Fawn, Irish Derby winner Soldier Of Fortune, Duke Of Marmalade, Honolulu, Macarthur, Red Rock Canyon, Coronation Cup runner-up Septimus and Song Of Hiawatha.

Andre Fabre has won the prestigious prize six times, most recently with Shirocco who sported the colours of Baron Georg Von Ullmann in 2006.

And the same combination are likely to team up once more with Getaway, who ran a fine race to finish fourth in the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe last year.

“The Coronation Cup is on the agenda for Getaway. It’s part of the plan although it is early days at the moment,” said Paul Harley, Von Ullmann’s racing manager.

“He has been very well over the winter and Mr Fabre is very pleased with him. Although he had been running over a trip further than a mile-and-a-half, Mr Fabre always said that one day he would bring him back in trip for a Group One.

“He’s a big, late developing horse. The dam is a half-sister to Royal Rebel and he’s huge so he just took time to develop. At this stage, we have every reason to be getting quite excited about him.

“We’ve also entered Adlerflug. He was a good winner of the German Derby and was a neck second to Quijano in the Grosser Preis von Baden, when Youmzain was back in fourth.

“Quijano has gone on to advertise that form with good displays throughout the world, including in the Canadian International, Hong Kong Vase and Dubai Sheema Classic.

“He’s a horse we like a lot and he’s definitely a decent horse in his own right. He’s done very well over the winter and we are very pleased with him.

“He’s another possible for the Coronation Cup but obviously we won’t be taking each other on.”

Godolphin have five possibles with Literato looking the pick at this stage while Sir Michael Stoute has entered Ask, Galactic Star, Maraahel and Papal Bull.

St Leger winner Lucarno, Multidimensional, Finsceal Beo, Red Rocks, Youmzain and Doctor Dino are other eyecatching entries.

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