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Tuesday 14 August 2018

Power leads O'Brien's National bid

Aidan O'Brien is responsible for four of the nine declared runners for the Goffs National Stakes at the Curragh tomorrow as the master of Ballydoyle seeks to win the race for an eighth time.

Power leads his quartet as the Coventry Stakes scorer tries to make amends for a surprise defeat in the Phoenix Stakes last month on his first attempt at seven furlongs.

The Oasis Dream colt will be accompanied by stablemates David Livingston, Furner's Green and Vault.

Jessica Harrington has a strong contender in Dragon Pulse, winner of the Group Two Futurity Stakes over the course and distance while Michael Mulvany sends his consistent performer Tough As Nails.



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Jeremy Noseda's progressive Talwar, winner of the Solario Stakes last time, is the only hopeful from England after being supplemented earlier in the week.

Completing the line-up are the Ken Condon-trained Strait Of Zanzibar and Whip Rules from Jim Bolger's yard.

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