Aidan O’Brien blamed a lack of pace for Fame And Glory’s surprise reverse at the Curragh yesterday.
Sent off the 2-5 favourite for the Alleged Stakes, last year’s Irish Derby winner faded tamely into third on his reappearance. Stablemate Dixie Music was fourth.
O’Brien said: “Fame and Glory and Dixie Music both ran well in the Alleged Stakes.
“The slow pace probably did not suit either of them but we were pleased with their runs and think that they should both improve a lot.”
O’Brien said on Sunday that Fame And Glory would remain under consideration for the Prix Ganay at Longchamp and the Tattersalls Gold Cup back at the Curragh.
Although O’Brien secured a double on the card, Alfred Nobel disappointed when beating only one home in the Loughbrown Stakes.
The Ballydoyle handler told www.aidanobrien.ie: “We don’t think Alfred Nobel stayed the seven furlongs in the Loughbrown Stakes and we will probably shorten him back to six furlongs for his next run.”