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Camelot and Cristoforo Colombo will gallop after racing at the Curragh on Sunday

Updated: Saturday, 23 Mar 2013 15:06 | Comments

Irish and English Derby and Newmarket 2000 Guineas winner Camelot will work after racing at the Curragh on Sunday
Irish and English Derby and Newmarket 2000 Guineas winner Camelot will work after racing at the Curragh on Sunday

Camelot and Cristoforo Colombo will be among a select team of Aidan O'Brien's string due to gallop after racing at the Curragh on Sunday.

The master of Ballydoyle traditionally uses the first day of the Irish Flat season to give some of his brighter lights an away-day in preparation for the new campaign, and despite the prospect of testing conditions, he will once again be represented.

Last year's 2000 Guineas and dual Derby hero Camelot was last seen running disappointingly in the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe and despite suffering a bout of colic shortly afterwards, he is being geared for a four-year-old campaign.

High-class juvenile Cristoforo Colombo will also be on the horsebox to the Curragh, along with fellow potential 2000 Guineas aspirants Pedro The Great and George Vancouver.

Confirming the news of the after-racing workouts, Curragh manager Paul Hensey tweeted: "Camelot and Cristoforo Colombo among the team working after racing @curraghrace tomorrow."

The official Ballydoyle account tweeted: "The three Henry's (sons of Henrythenavigator), Cristoforo, Pedro, and George Vancouver are all working great.

"They will all work after racing at the Curragh on Sunday."

The account also confirmed Mars, a leading contender for both the Guineas and the Epsom Derby, would be part of the Curragh-bound team.

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