O’Brien: Camelot could be Guineas horse

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Updated: October 26, 2011

Joseph O’Brien feels that Camelot ‘could be a Guineas horse’ next season following his deeply impressive win in the Racing Post Trophy last Saturday.

The son of Montjeu heads into winter quarters the hot 3-1 favourite for the Investec Derby next June and his young jockey feels that he wouldn’t be out of place should he line up for the 2000 Guineas next May.

O’Brien speaking to the Racing Post said “He definitely could be a Guineas horse. This horse has all the speed and class in the world. He has that extra gear. Dad and the owners will make the decision of course.”

The 2000 Guineas could be the first classic port of call for Camelot and if he develops over the winter O’Brien feels that the colt could take in both the Guineas and the Derby. “There is no reason why he won’t make up into a Derby horse as there is plenty of stamina in his pedigree. He could be the best horse that I have ridden.”

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