is followed by another Group 1 performer in Exhibit One (1652), a daughter of Silver Hawk from the high-achieving family of Midday, Zafonic and Regal Parade.
Seven of his progeny made an impact in Stakes races last year, among them Canadian Grade 3 winner Hoh Dear, Group 1-placed Yara, Blu Air Force (Prix du Palais-Royal-Gr3) and Buffalo Berry
(Reeve Schley S-Gr3).
And O'Brien has entered Cork winner Buffalo Berry
in the listed National Stakes at Sandown on Tuesday.
Aidan O'Brien, yet to win the Moyglare, could run three-Alluring, Amethyst and Buffalo Berry
. The last-named was third behind stablemate Fasliyev in the Heinz '57' Phoenix Stakes at Leopardstown on August 8.
It comprises the Heinz 57 winner Fasliyev plus Rossini, who won the Prix Robert Papin, and Buffalo Berry
, who again needed plenty of encouragement from the handlers to go behind the stalls and had to be hooded, behaved well when loaded and kept on strongly to finish third, half a length behind Yara.
O'Brien is also represented by Finnan, a winner over five furlongs before running third to stablemate Rossini in the Prix Robert Papin last month, and dual winner Buffalo Berry
, who won a three-runner Listed event at Cork last Monday.
Seamus Heffernan rides recent Listed scorer Buffalo Berry
Fasliyev looks likely to be joined by two from the trio of Finnan, who was third in the Papin, Buffalo Berry
, winner of a five-furlong Listed race at Cork on Monday, and Brahms, who won a maiden at Fairyhouse on Wednesday night.
O'Brien's team is completed by Buffalo Berry
, winner of a five-furlong Listed event at Cork on Monday, Giant's Causeway, an impressive Naas winner on his only start, Finnan, who was third to Rossini in the Prix Robert Papin, and Brahms.
easily landed the other Listed event on the card, the five-furlong Entrepreneur Cork Stakes, in which she faced only two rivals.
The capitulation of Barrier Reef capped a dismal weekend for O'Brien's juveniles, with much-hyped Zentsov Street looking distinctly ordinary in defeat at Leopardstown on Saturday, while Strauss and Buffalo Berry
were also beaten over the weekend.
A five-and-a-half-length winner on his debut in heavy ground at The Curragh in April, the $500,000 yearling is joined in the six-and-a-half-furlong event by Cork maiden winner Buffalo Berry
and newcomer Momento.
AIDAN O'BRIEN, sure to be well represented in the two-year-old races at Royal Ascot, may send Buffalo Berry
on a scouting mission in the National Stakes (Listed) at Sandown on Tuesday, writes Michael Clower.
First to strike was Sri Pekan, whose daughter Buffalo Berry
won a Cork maiden on Easter Monday.