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War Command To Irish 2,000 Guineas
War Command will be aimed towards the Irish 2,000 Guineas at the Curragh after finishing ninth in the English equivalent at Newmarket on Saturday, reports 1.skysports.com. Last year's Coventry Stakes and Dewhurst Stakes winner was strongly fancied for the 2,000 Guineas and although he failed to make a significant impact under Ryan Moore, trainer Aidan O'Brien expects improvement ahead of the Irish Classic on 24 May. O'Brien said: "He's a big, bulky horse and he's going to improve from the run. He'll run in the Irish Guineas." The progeny of War Command's exciting young sire, War Front, who stands at the historic Claiborne Farm in Kentucky, have been very much to the fore in Ireland this week, with several classy youngsters stepping out for impressive wins. The most recent was the eye-catching win of Ballydoyle colt The Great War, a US$1 million Keeneland September yearling that looked top-class when cruising to an effortless 3-length victory at the Curragh on Monday. Trainer Aidan O'Brien commented: "He could come back here for the [May 24] Listed Marble Hill Stakes, but only if the ground is fast. If not, he'll go straight to Ascot," reported thoroughbreddailynews.com.