Luxembourg out!? 🤯 This Classic trial winner could prove to be an able deputy 💂‍♂️

Of the five recognised Classic trials to take place this week, Aidan O’Brien trained the winner of four of them. Having had a somewhat disappointing campaign last time round with his two-year-olds, the improvement this crop has shown at three will be very welcome to the team at Ballydoyle. There was one trial winner which stood out as the most likely to go on to Classic glory. Check out our free tips page for content across all British and Irish racing.

‘He annihilated a well fancied horse’

With the news that Luxembourg faces a race against time to make it to the Derby, connections would have been delighted with Changingoftheguard‘s performance in the Chester Vase. He annihilated a well fancied Derby contender in the shape of New London who was very short on the day. The other jockey’s thought Ryan Moore had gone off too quickly but they were proven horribly wrong as he was stretching away at the line.

This was not only the most visually impressive of O’Brien’s Classic trial winners this week, it was probably the winner with the most substance to the form. He has left last season’s form well behind him on the evidence of his Dundalk maiden victory and his further progression at Chester. If there’s anymore to come from this horse between now and June, he’ll be a frightening proposition at Epsom.

We’re running out of opportunities to see any more Derby-winning sons of the late great Galileo and Changingoftheguard looks well set to add one more name to that list. He was available at 50-1 for the Derby before his win and is now a fraction of that price.

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