May 26, 2012
Power quickened from well off the pace to land the Abu Dhabi Irish 2,000 Guineas (Gr.1) at the Curragh today.
Trainer Aidan O’Brien said: “He’s a big, powerful colt – that’s why he got his name. His two-year-old form was very solid and he is a colt with lots of class. He’ll probably go for the St James’s Palace Stakes now.”
Power won the Goffs National Stakes (Gr.1) last year, having also finished a close second in the Keeneland Phoenix Stakes (Gr.1) and winning both the Coventry Stakes (Gr.2) at Royal Ascot and Marble Stakes (L) earlier in the year.
This three-year-old colt by Oasis Dream, was consigned as a yearling by Highclere Stud at Tattersalls October Yearling Sales. Bred by Norelands and Hugo Lascelles, Power is a half-sister to the Unfuwain filly Thakafaat, who won the Ribblesdale Stakes. Both are out of the winning two-year-old filly Frappe, a half-sister to 2,000 Guineas winner Footstepsinthesand.