Aidan O'Brien: seeking back-to-back Turf wins with MagicianPICTURE: Patrick McCann (racingpost.com/photos)
Magician to lead O'Brien Breeders' Cup charge
AIDAN O'BRIEN revealed on Sunday his plans for the Breeders' Cup at the end of the month with Magician set to spearhead the trainer's team in the Breeders' Cup Turf.
O'Brien will be strongly represented at the two-day Breeders' Cup meeting at Santa Anita on October 31 and November 1, with three two-year-olds due to line up alongside Magician, who goes for back-to-back wins in the Turf.
Magician has finished second in three Group 1s this year - the Tattersalls Gold Cup, the Prince of Wales's Stakes and the Arlington Million.
Qualify was being aimed at the Fillies' Mile at Newmarket last Friday before it was decided to wait for Santa Anita. Stablemate Together Forever successfully deputised.
Mustajeeb, winner of the Jersey Stakes at Royal Ascot and runner-up in the Group 2 Clipper Boomerang Mile at Leopardstown on his most recent start, will represent Dermot Weld in the Breeders' Cup Mile.
Weld said on Sunday: "Mustajeeb is very well and will be going to Santa Anita. We haven't decided yet whether Tarfasha will travel for the Fillies & Mares."