Madhmoon has been confirmed to be on course to run in the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby at the Curragh on Saturday 29 June. 

Runner up in the Epsom Derby, the son of Dawn Approach will attempt to give 86-year-old Curragh-based trainer Kevin Prendergast his first success in the race. His father Paddy won the race four times, most notably with the Bing Crosby-owned Meadow Court in 1965.

Angus Gold, racing manager to Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum said:

"Kevin is delighted with horse since his fantastic run at Epsom and Sheikh Hamdan is keen to run in the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby, a race he won with Salsabil in 1990."

Madhmoon is set to renew rivalry with Epsom Derby winner Anthony Van Dyck. The Aidan O’Brien-trained three year old is likely to lead a strong team from the trainer who has won the race 12 times. 

Dermot Weld's Rakan and Guaranteed trained by Jim Bolger are also on course for the premier Classic race.