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Ruler Of The World will bid to complete Epsom Derby-Irish Derby double

Updated: Saturday, 08 Jun 2013 16:30 | Comments

Ruler Of The World will head to the Curragh at the end of the month Magician will stay at a mile for the St James's Palace Stakes
Ruler Of The World will head to the Curragh at the end of the month Magician will stay at a mile for the St James's Palace Stakes

Aidan O'Brien has confirmed that Ruler Of The World will bid to complete the Derby double, but Battle Of Marengo, who finished fourth at Epsom, will head to the King Edward VII at Royal Ascot.

Having revealed that Coronation Cup hero St Nicholas Abbey would miss the Royal meeting in favour of the King George, last year's Irish and English Derby winner Camelot will represent the team in the Prince Of Wales's Stakes.

Irish 2000 Guineas winner Magician remains on target for the St James's Palace Stakes on 18 June - the opening day of Royal Ascot.

Mars, who enjoyed no luck in running when sixth in the Epsom Derby, will drop in distance and class for the Tercentenary Stakes, which O'Brien won with Moscow Ballet and Indigo Cat in 2004 and 2005 respectively.

Gale Force Ten, who finished runner-up to Magician in the Irish Guines and a close-up fourth behind Style Vendome in the French equivalent, will drop back a furlong for the Jersey Stakes.

Declaration Of War, who disappointed in the Lockinge, will line up for the Queen Anne, while Leading Light will go for the Queens Vase.

Speaking to Coolmore.com, O'Brien said: "We’re making our plans known earlier than usual to allow others to plan positively for the Irish Derby. 

"This is what we envisage at the moment, it’s not set in stone but these are our intentions obviously subject to the horses being fit and well on the day.”

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