Charlie Appleby, one of Godolphin’s main trainers is poised to battle with Aidan O’brien and put a wrench in Coolmore’s classic domination. O’Brien had a double at Newmarket this past weekend with Magna Grecia and Hermosa.
“We want to be competitive in the big races and at the big meetings, it’s where we’ve got to be. It’s a sport and I feel we’re very sporting as they are at Coolmore. We’re the first to congratulate each other and it’s great for the sport if we can both be competing at the top of the game.”
Appleby won the Investec Derby last year with Masar, and is one of three trainers, along with John Gosden and Richard hannon to have beaten O’brien in the last 12 classics run in Britain.
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