Bomb misses Hungerford
Hit It A Bomb will make his first appearance since his Breeders' Cup heroics last October in the Invesco Pension Consultants Desmond Stakes at Leopardstown on Thursday – instead of running at Newbury two days later.
Hit It A Bomb will reappear in the Desmond Stakes
The War Front colt stretched his unbeaten record to three in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf at Keeneland and while he has not been seen in competitive action this year, he holds a host of big-race engagements for the second half of the season.
Hit It A Bomb holds an entry in the Betfred Hungerford Stakes at Newbury, but he is set to make his comeback closer to home.
O'Brien also has Cougar Mountain, The Happy Prince and Air Vice Marshal engaged in the Hungerford, but he is not certain to be represented in Berkshire.
"He (Hit It A Bomb) goes for the Desmond," said the Ballydoyle handler.
"Cougar Mountain is a possible (for the Hungerford) but I'm not sure if we'll go with anything.
"It's more unlikely than likely."