• O’Brien tilt to equal Sir Henry Cecil’s 10 wins in G1 Vertem Futurity Trophy at Doncaster with Luxembourg

By Andrew Atkinson

Doncaster’s Group 1 Vertem Futurity Trophy Stakes at Doncaster on  Saturday sees Ballydoyle based trainer Aidan O’Brien having a tilt to equal the late Sir Henry Cecil’s record of 10 successes in saddling Luxembourg (3.15) tipped by fromthehorsesmouth.info.

Luxembourg (5-6) who won the Beresford Stakes last time out, goes to post as favourite in the eight runners’ field.

Ryan Moore rides Luxembourg, an unbeaten son of Camelot, heads the betting of the 2022 Cazoo Derby.

Mark Johnston trained Royal Patronage (4-1) ridden by Jason Hart, who defeated Coroebus in the Royal Lodge and Bayside Boy (11-2), with David Egan up, winner in the Champagne Stakes at the St Leger meeting, third in the Dewhurst, are noted runners.


Bayside Boy David Egan

Bullet Force Rossa Ryan

Hannibal Barca Paul Mulrennan

Imperial Fighter David Probert

Luxembourg Ryan Moore

McTigue Rory Cleary

Royal Patronage Jason Hart

Sissoko Wayne Lordan

Mark Johnston trained Qipao (1.30) with Jason Hart up, is tipped to land the Virgin Bet Nursery.

Tom Dascombe saddles Flaming Rib (3.50) tipped to win the Virgin Bet Listed Stakes over 6 furlongs.

At NEWBURY Andrew Balding trained Hoo Ya Mal (2.00) is tipped to win the Group 3 Virgin Bet Stakes over 7 furlongs with Tom Marquand up.

DONCASTER fromthehorsesmouth.info selections: 1.00 Coco Bear (ew). 1.30 Qipao. 2.05 Ibiza Rocks (ew). 2.40 Rhythmic Intent. 3.15 Luxembourg. 3.50 Flaming Rib. 4.20 Dakota Gold (ew). 4.55 Canoodled.

NEWBURY fromthehorsesmouth.info selections: 1.35 Matty Too. 2.00 Hoo Ya Mal. 2.35 Siskany. 3.10 Jumbly. 3.45 Cave Diver. 4.15 Queenlet. 4.50 Long Tradition. 5.25 Seventeen O Four.