Glory set for Curragh return

FAME And Glory is on target to kick start the second half of his campaign at the Curragh next month.

The highly-talented four-year-old earned a well-deserved break after notching up Group One wins in the Tattersalls Gold Cup and the Coronation Cup.

He is set to resume action in the Group Two Keeneland Royal Whip Stakes at the Curragh on August 8 before seeking further success at the highest level in the Tattersalls Millions Irish Champion Stakes at Leopardstown on September 4.

“The plan is that he starts back in the Royal Whip at the Curragh. We let him down and gave him a good break,” trainer Aidan O’Brien told At The Races.

“He’s up to having a prep run, hopefully for the Irish Champion Stakes.”

A decision on where St Nicholas Abbey returns to the track is expected in the next few weeks.

O’Brien reports last season’s champion two-year-old to be well on the way to having his first race since finishing sixth in the 2000 Guineas at Newmarket in May.

“St Nicholas Abbey is back cantering five days now and everything looks great with him,” the Ballydoyle handler went on. “He’s doing very well and has had a good break. We won’t run him until we see what happens in the next two to three weeks and then we will decide where he is going to start again.”


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