Abbey Mounts Mooresbridge Challenge
Abbey Mounts Mooresbridge Challenge
Sporting Life


Breeders’ Cup winner’St Nicholas Abbey will face six rivals on his return to European action in the High Chaparral EBF Mooresbridge Stakes at the Curragh on Monday.

Aidan O’Brien’s charge won the Breeders’ Cup Turf at Churchill Downs in November and narrowly failed to catch Cirrus Des Aigles in the Dubai Sheema Classic on his last outing.

The Ballydoyle handler has stated recently that the five-year-old is only just showing the brilliance he had promised in his early days after it all went wrong for him in the 2000 Guineas back in 2010.

O’Brien has won the last two renewals of the Group Three with Fame And Glory and So You Think.

His main rival would appear to be John Oxx’s Sharestan.

An easy winner of the Irish Lincolnshire on just the third start of his career, he was considered by many to be an unlucky loser when beaten a head by Famous Name at Leopardstown most recently.

Jessica Harrington’s Bob Le Beau has some decent form to his name while O’Brien also runs Robin Hood and Windsor Palace.

Elusive Ridge and Parkers Mill complete the field.

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