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HIGH DEFINITION: Epsom absentee heads betting for Irish equivalent this Saturday

Aidan O’Brien chases a 15th Irish Derby victory at the Curragh this weekend, with High Definition top of the bill

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Aidan O’Brien bids for a 15th win in the Irish Derby on Saturday afternoon with all hopes seemingly laying on the shoulders of Epsom no-show High Definition.

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The Galileo colt was last seen finishing third in the Dante Stakes behind Saturday rival Hurricane Lane, with the pair now set to clash over the extended one-and-a-half mile trip at the Curragh this weekend.

WATCH: HURRICANE LANE SEES OFF MEGALLAN AND HIGH DEFINITION AT YORK IN THE DANTE STAKES [CREDIT: RACING TV]
High Definition ridden by jockey Seamie Heffernan wins The Alan Smurfit Memorial Beresford Stakes (Group 2) during day one of the Autumn Festival at Curragh Racecourse.
High Definition has won two of his first three career outings

Still a maiden, Mojo Star picked up the silver-medal on the Downs earlier this month for Richard Hannon and has now placed second on each of his three outings to date.

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Mojo Star chased home Adayar in the Epsom Derby three weeks ago

Martyn Meade’s Lone Eagle remains relatively unexposed, and his only defeat since debut arrived when he chased home the Derby hero and the recent King Edward VII successor in the Classic Trial at Sandown Park.

He is the mount of Frankie Dettori, who heads across the sea bidding for a third Classic this campaign after wins in the 1,000 Guineas and the Oaks.

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Can Frankie Dettori add another Classic to his 2021 CV this weekend?

Jim Bolger has enjoyed a splendid campaign to date and the handler’s Irish 2,000 Guineas star Mac Swiney, who wasn’t disgraced up in trip in Surrey.

He saw off stable-mate and duel Group 1 victor Poetic Flare in County Kildare last month, form that now reads even better after that rival’s easy Royal Ascot romp a week ago, and returns to Ireland’s flat head-quarters in a bid to secure to Guineas and Derby double.

WATCH: MAC SWINEY DENIES POETIC FLARE IN AN EPIC IRISH 2,000 GUINEAS [CREDIT: RACING TV]

John Murtagh and Donnacha O’Brien saddle Earlswood and Fernando Vichi, respectively, with the remaining quartet representing Ballydoyle.

Dominic Chapman is senior content writer at Low6 with a passion for horse racing. He provides a NAP and NB every day throughout the week on selected National Hunt and Flat cards in both Britain and Ireland. Additionally, he hosts the Paddock Picks Podcast with former Welsh Grand National-winning pilot, Charlie Poste - the pair interviewing and discussing current racing topics with a special guest every week.

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