Fourteen horses remain in for Saturday's Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby at the Curragh, with English 2,000 Guineas winner Saxon Warrior spearheading Aidan O’Brien’s quest for 13th victory in the race.

Dee Ex Bee (Mark Johnston), Old Persian (Charlie Appleby) and Platinum Warrior (Michael Halford) were the additions at the final supplementary stage for the €1,500,000 race.

O’Brien has also left in Delano Roosevelt, Royal Ascot winner Kew Gardens, Nelson, Rostropovich and The Pentagon, while Joseph O’Brien will seek a first Irish Derby success as a trainer when saddling Latrobe, who will be ridden by his brother, Donnacha.

Dee Ex Bee, runner up in the Epsom Derby earlier this month, completed his final major preparations under the watchful eye of trainer Mark Johnston this morning, and speaking at the launch of the the race this morning Johnston gave an upbeat bulletin on his stable star. "He’s absolutely fine, no issues at all and we are looking forward to running at the Curragh on Saturday," Johnston said.

"Epsom certainly wasn’t a surprise but I think realistically before the race if somebody had said to me we would finish in the first three I’d have probably settled for that. Coming into the final furlong I thought he might be fourth and I was hoping he would hang on and get into the first three.

"Then I thought for a moment he was going to get back up and win the race so we were delighted with second place."

Frankie Dettori will bid to win the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby for just a second time when expected to ride Knight To Behold for trainer Harry Dunlop. The son of Sea The Stars was successful in the Lingfield Derby Trial before finishing down the field at Epsom but Dunlop is hoping to use a change of tactics on Saturday as he aims to emulate his father, John, who won the race twice with Shirley Heights (1978) and Salsabil (1990).

Dettori’s only previous success in the race came on Balanchine back in 1994 who carried the famous royal blue colours of Godolphin and this years Epsom Derby winning connections are set to be represented by Royal Ascot winner Old Persian who Charlie Appleby added to the field and expects William Buick to ride.

The potential field is completed by the Dermot Weld-trained Bandua, the Fozzy Stack-trained Carla Biraghi and the Jim Bolger-trained Theobald.

Follow Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby day on RTÉ1 television from 2.40pm and on Saturday Sport, RTÉ Radio One from 3pm.