Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby
Group 1, Curragh 15:40
€1,250,000 guaranteed,
3yo only, 1m, 4f   
Saturday 30th June 2024

Watch out for Ambiente Friendly as he takes on the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby at the Curragh on June 30.

The James Fanshawe-trained colt made waves with a dazzling performance in the Lingfield Derby Trial.

Then, under the guidance of jockey Rab Havlin, he glided ominously through much of the Betfred Derby at Epsom, only to be outshone by a resurgent City Of Troy.

Now, with Aidan O’Brien’s top contender heading to the Coral-Eclipse at Sandown, co-owner Tim Gredley reveals that Ambiente Friendly will once again tackle the 12-furlong distance against his peers. It promises to be an exciting showdown!

He said: “After the dust settled, we were very keen to keep him at a mile and a half and, as importantly, stay against his own age group. It was the only option really and I’m really looking forward to it and I think the race will suit him.

“We want to do what is right by the horse and the conditions of the Irish Derby seem a lot more favourable than going to the Eclipse.

“They came and won our Derby and for the sport, it only seems fair to go and have a go over there. We think the gradients of the Curragh and conditions of the race will suit, so that is why we have made the decision to go there.”

Ambiente Friendly, who needs to be supplemented to the list of entries, will once again be partnered by Havlin, with the colt’s Epsom pilot playing a key role in discussions about the Irish Derby assignment.

Gredley added: “Rab will ride and we all had a good chat this morning – Mr Fanshawe and I also spoke to Rab and Freddie Tylicki. We are all in unanimous agreement that we should go to Ireland.”

Quinnbet have promoted Ambiente Friendly to 5-4 favourite for the Irish Derby, with Epsom third Los Angeles next best in the betting at 6-4 after being confirmed as an intended runner by O’Brien.

Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby (Group 1)
€1,250,000 guaranteed, 3yo only, 1m 4f, Class 1
58 entries
Going:

NO. FORM HORSE AGE WGT TRAINER JOCKEY
1 3-12 Agenda 3 9-2 A P O'Brien
2 26-163 Air Commander 3 9-2 A P O'Brien
3 4-11 Almaqam 3 9-2 Ed Walker
4 311-28 Ancient Wisdom 3 9-2 Charlie Appleby
5 3111-1 Arabian Crown 3 9-2 Charlie Appleby
6 126-48 Arabic Legend 3 9-2 K R Burke
7 52-3 Autumn Winter 3 9-2 A P O'Brien
8 3-4 Bacchanalian 3 9-2 Joseph O'Brien
9 5- Bard Of Avon 3 9-2 Joseph O'Brien
10 155-15 Bremen 3 9-2 Donnacha O'Brien
11 312-44 Cambridge 3 9-2 A P O'Brien
12 123-31 Capulet 3 9-2 A P O'Brien
13 223-13 Chantilly 3 9-2 A P O'Brien
14 122-31 Chief Little Rock 3 9-2 A P O'Brien
15 91- Ciro Di Marzio 3 9-2 Ralph Beckett
16 111-91 City Of Troy 3 9-2 A P O'Brien
17 8 Clean Energy 3 9-2 J S Bolger
18 313-10 Dallas Star 3 9-2 Adrian Murray
19 1241-4 Deepone 3 9-2 P Twomey
20 16-27 Defiance 3 9-2 Roger Varian
21 324-14 Deira Mile 3 9-2 Owen Burrows
22 116-48 Diego Velazquez 3 9-2 A P O'Brien
23 2 Duraji 3 9-2 D K Weld
24 1-329 Euphoric 3 9-2 A P O'Brien
25 11-5 Feigning Madness 3 9-2 Ralph Beckett
26 2-2 Galen 3 9-2 Joseph O'Brien
27 72-21 Gallantly 3 9-2 A P O'Brien
28 412-63 Gasper De Lemos 3 9-2 A P O'Brien
29 111-44 Ghostwriter 3 9-2 Clive Cox
30 131-3 Grosvenor Square 3 9-2 A P O'Brien
31 111-8 Henry Longfellow 3 9-2 A P O'Brien
32 31 Highbury 3 9-2 A P O'Brien
33 13-32 Illinois 3 9-2 A P O'Brien
34 1-26 Imperial Sovereign 3 9-2 K R Burke
35 1 Jan Brueghel 3 9-2 A P O'Brien
36 21-43 Keeper's Heart 3 9-2 G M Lyons
37 56-11 London City 3 9-2 A P O'Brien
38 11-13 Los Angeles 3 9-2 A P O'Brien
39 124-20 Macduff 3 9-2 Ralph Beckett
40 21-1 Matsuri 3 9-2 Roger Varian
41 51- Meriwether Lewis 3 9-2 A P O'Brien
42 2-430 Mr Hampstead 3 9-2 Dominic Ffrench Davis
43 3 No Retreat 3 9-2 Roger Varian
44 23-21 Ortelius 3 9-2 A P O'Brien
45 43 Padesha 3 9-2 Dominic Ffrench Davis
46 43-241 Portland 3 9-2 A P O'Brien
47 42-22 Psalm 3 9-2 A P O'Brien
48 2-25 Salamanca 3 9-2 Jane Chapple-Hyam
49 1-33 Sons And Lovers 3 9-2 Jane Chapple-Hyam
50 2-32 Soul Of Spain 3 9-2 Joseph O'Brien
51 4-18 Spoken Truth 3 9-2 D K Weld
52 115-22 Stromberg 3 9-2 Joseph O'Brien
53 21-527 Sunway 3 9-2 David Menuisier
54 4-14 The Equator 3 9-2 A P O'Brien
55 31-24 The Euphrates 3 9-2 A P O'Brien
56 2421-4 Unquestionable 3 9-2 A P O'Brien
57 1-2 Valvano 3 9-2 Ralph Beckett
58 13-63 War Rooms 3 9-2 Owen Burrows

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