‘Leger is Camelot’s biggest test’ says O’Brien

Updated: September 5, 2012

Aidan O’Brien feels that Camelot will have to overcome his toughest challenge to date if he is to make history and complete the Triple Crown at Doncaster a week on Saturday.

Camelot, who has landed three Classics already this season, is set to to go off a red hot favourite to follow in the hoof prints of the legendary Nijinsky and complete the Triple Crown of 2000 Guineas, Derby and St Leger, a feat not achieved since 1970.

However O’Brien, speaking to attheraces, warned that it will be a tall order for a horse he described as the ‘most incredible horse”.

“Everything’s gone well – so far so good – but it’s a very difficult test for a horse able to be dropped out in the Guineas over a mile on his first run of the season, to have that pace and then win the Derby.

“It’s a massive test and all we can do is turn up on the day and hopefully have him ready.

“He’s the most incredible horse we have had since we started and we’re so grateful and privileged to have him.”

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