Gleneagles ridden by Ryan Moore (Blue and Orange cap) win the Tattersalls Irish 2,000 Guineas  at The Curragh. Photograph: Pat Healey/PA Wire

It is not unknown for the Tattersalls Irish 2, 000 Guineas to be used as a route to Derby glory but trend-experts have plenty to back the view that G(...)

Gleaneagles (centre), ridden by Ryan Moore, bursts through to win The Tattersalls Irish 2,000 Guineas at The Curragh. Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Gleneagles overcame trouble in running to complete a Classic double in the Tattersalls Irish 2,000 Guineas at the Curragh.Ryan Moore had to wait for a(...)

Gleneagles, with Ryan Moore riding, wins The Quipco 2000 Guineas Stakes at Newmarket Racecourse on May 2nd. photograph: Charlie Crowhurst/Getty.

It is 18 years since Aidan O’Brien began his record-breaking classic career with a Curragh Guineas double and it will be a surprise if Gleneagles isn’(...)

Aidan O’Brien has won eight of the last nine Gallinule renewals. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Giovanni Canaletto is on course to try to earn an Epsom Derby ticket in Sunday’s Group 3 Gallinule Stakes at the Curragh.Aidan O’Brien’s maiden winner(...)

Aidan O’Brien is in pursuit of a 10th Tattersalls Irish 2,000 Guineas victory – and a 33rd Irish classic in all – but it is Gleneagles’ prohibitive 1(...)

  Forgotten Rules, ridden by Pat Smullen, won the Coolmore Vintage Crop Stakes at Navan to keep up his 100 per cent record. Photo:  Ben Hoskins/Getty Images

Forgotten Rules warmed up for the Gold Cup at Royal Ascot when preserving his 100 per cent record in the Coolmore Vintage Crop Stakes at Navan on Sund(...)

Zawraq and Pat Smullen. Dermot Weld had dangled the idea of next weekend’s Irish Guineas as a possible target for Sheikh Hamdan’s colt, but the owner’s spokesman has indicated Zawraq will go straight for the Derby

Dermot Weld’s exciting colt Zawraq may have run only twice but he looks like being a major Derby player at Epsom in three weeks.Meanwhile his stable (...)

William Buick riding Golden Horn (left)) winning the Dante Stakes from Jack Hobbs at York. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

The only certainty about the prelude to this year’s Epsom Derby is that it seems to be set in a twilight zone where there is no certainty. It is a pl(...)

Blinkers can helpZannda lay down a marker for Epsom at York today. Photograph: inpho

Aidan O’Brien’s Together Forever attempts to barge her away to the forefront of the Coolmore-dominated Oaks betting in York’s Musidora Stakes today bu(...)

On His Own was bettered by Lord Windermere in the 2014 Cheltenham Gold Cup. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho.

Fresh from breaking records at both Cheltenham and Punchestown, Willie Mullins is considering turning his attention towards Paris this weekend where (...)