IMPRESSIVE Nationwide Stakes winner Thunder Moon might head to Newmarket for the Dewhurst Stakes.
Joseph O’Brien’s colt shot to the highest of the betting for the 2000 Guineas after his Curragh victory.
Jockey Declan McDonogh flew dwelling on the 15-2 shot to win by a length-and-a-half[/caption]
His coach wasn’t on the monitor to see the win in particular person after secure jockey Shane Crosse’s constructive COVID check, however was left smiling from his Curragh base.
After just one run previous to his Group 1 bow, O’Brien’s teen improved by the bucket load to see off his dad’s – Aidan O’Brien – pair of Wembley and St Mark’s Basilica.
Thunder Moon was made the 7-1 2000 Guineas antepost favorite from Ascot and Goodwood winner Battleground.
O’Brien mentioned: “We have been very proud of him. It was a little bit of a messy race, however he confirmed an excellent flip of foot to go away and win effectively.
“We did complement him, so we have been hopeful he’d run a pleasant race, however I suppose I used to be stunned by the style of his victory.”
Contemplating future plans, he added: “If he was to run once more this yr, the Dewhurst would in all probability be the race for him, however we’ll see how he comes out of the race on Sunday and quite a bit will rely upon the bottom as effectively.
“The Breeders’ Cup is there as an choice as effectively, however that wouldn’t be on my radar for the time being.
“He’s an thrilling colt.”
O’Brien’s colt might conflict with spectacular Champagne Stakes winner Chindit within the Dewhurst on October 10 in addition to the Richard Hannon stablemate Etonian.
2000 Guineas Antepost Betting
Thunder Moon 7-1
Grasp Of The Seas 12-1
Fortunate Vega 16-1