Van Dyck heads the O’Brien challenge
AIDAN O’BRIEN has won the last three Dewhursts and this year calls on Anthony Van Dyck, Mohawk and Christmas in a bid for a seventh win in the race overall.
The stable number one appears to be Anthony Van Dyck, who found only Quorto too good in the National Stakes at the Curragh.
Stepping up in class is the Sir Michael Stoutetrained Sangarius, although he has made quite a splash in two starts to date.
He was last seen winning a race at Doncaster that Frankel claimed on his way to super-stardom.
Overlooked in the betting is Kuwait Currency.
However, the Richard Hannon-trained colt has done little wrong in winning two of his three starts.
Hannon said: “Kuwait Currency has done very well since he won the Stonehenge Stakes at Salisbury.
“If they get a bit of rain that might help, though fast ground on that nice straight course ought to be fine for him anyway.”