Aidan O’Brien double-handed in Bahrain Trophy

Wednesday, Jul 11 2018

Giuseppe Garibaldi is one of two runners for Aidan O’Brien in Bahrain Trophy at Newmarket on Thursday.

The Ballydoyle handler has won the recognised St Leger trial twice before, with Moon Dragon in 1999 and Housesofparliament two years ago.

Giuseppe Garibaldi brings strong claims to the table after finishing third in the King Edward VII Stakes at Royal Ascot and second in the Curragh Cup on his two most recent outings.

O’Brien also saddles Curragh Cup fourth Victory Salute.

Tim Easterby reports Wells Farhh Go to be in prime condition as he bids to trouble the judge for the first time this season.

Winner of the Group Three Acomb Stakes in an unbeaten juvenile campaign, Wells Farhh Go has finished sixth in the Dante and King Edward after two outings so far this term.

Seen by connections as a long-term prospect for the St Leger, Wells Farhh Go is expected to appreciate tackling this longer distance of a mile and five furlongs.

“He’s in good form and he should run well, fingers crossed,” said Easterby.

“He’s stepping up from a mile a mile and a half and that should be OK.”

Charlie Appleby is hoping Loxley can build on his seasonal debut success at Newmarket last month when he comfortably beat the well-regarded Raymond Tusk over a mile and a quarter.

Appleby expects another step up in distance to suit the son of New Approach, who ended his juvenile campaign with a respectable run in the Racing Post Trophy at Doncaster.

“I was pleased with Loxley’s first run of the season and he came out of the race well,” Appleby told

“He won on good to firm ground that day, so similar conditions won’t be a problem, and we hope that the step up in trip this week will see further improvement.”

First Eleven (John Gosden), Berkshire Blue (Andrew Balding), Caliburn (Hugo Palmer) and Global Giant (Ed Dunlop) complete the eight-strong field.

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