O’Brien takes aim at Round Tower
Views from connections ahead of the Round Tower Stakes at the Curragh on Sunday.
Intelligence Cross: Runs in the Round Tower
Intelligence Cross is out to gain a first Group win in the Round Tower Stakes at the Curragh on Sunday having been placed behind the smart Mehmas the last twice.
Aidan O'Brien's War Front colt does not have Richard Hannon's solid yardstick to beat in this Group Three event, in which stablemate Sportsmanship also runs.
Michael O'Callaghan is another trainer doubly represented, by very impressive Leopardstown winner Holy Cat and De Boss Man.
Another of note is John Oxx's Born To Be, who put his first two runs well behind him when winning at Cork
"I've only got two by Born To Sea and they are both running in Group races on the same afternoon (Sea Of Grace in the Flame Of Tara the other)," said Oxx.
"Both have always shown they'd be smart from the word go, but this lad just did things the wrong way around on his first two races.
"On his third run he did it the right way and it was no surprise when he won.
"The form has worked out quite well, the third and fourth fought out a maiden last week and he deserves to step up into a Group Three.
"He must have a bit of juice, though, so we hope there's the odd shower."
Jim Bolger introduces the newcomer Teo's Music, whose dam, Teo's Sister, is a full-sister to his champion juvenile Teofilo.